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Published: 23 June 2005

322 Pages | 103 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195157215

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The Internet As a Large-Scale Complex System

Edited by Kihong Park and Walter Willinger

Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity

The Internet may be viewed as a "complex system" with diverse features and many components that can give rise to unexpected emergent phenomena, revealing much about its own engineering. This volume captures a snapshot of some features of the Internet that may be fruitfully approached using a complex systems perspective, meaning using interdisciplinary tools and methods to tackle the subject area. The Internet penetrates the socioeconomic fabric of everyday life; a broader and deeper grasp of the Internet may be needed to meet the challenges facing the future. This book brings together chapter contributions from a workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute in March 2001.


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