Complex adaptive systems
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  • The nature of complex adaptive systems page 1
  • Contents list
  • Emergence, adaptation and complexity  page 3
  • Emergent layers - phenomena -> physical -> chemical -> adaptive epiphenomena page 4
  • Complex adaptive systems page 5
  • Signals and sensors page 6
  • Structurally enhanced state page 7
  • Flows: control and partitioning page 8
  • Network effects page 9
  • Network effects (continued) page 10
  • Introduction to schematic structures page 11
  • Agents: schematic aggregates generating action page 12
  • Emergent agents process environmental signals and their instance of the schematic plan to select actions which they perform page 13
  • Models provide agents with a schematic view of the world page 14
  • Modifications to the germ-line structures are performed by genetic operators  page 15
  • Phenotypic alignment: page 16
  • Natural selection: collecting situation specific beneficial recipes within an adaptive agent page 17
  • Sexual selection: page 18
  • Shewhart cycles: Walter Shewhart advocated the use of iterative cycles of: Planning, Doing, Checking and Acting to fix issues (PDCA) page 19
  • Strategies for success page 20
  • Strategies for success (continued) page 21
  • Backup slides follow page 22
  • The planning problem (continued - checking): page 23
  • Simplified US subprime residential mortgage bubble page 24
  • Simplified US subprime residential mortgage value delivery system (VDS) page 25
  • Simplified US subprime residential mortgage VDS (continued) page 26
  • CAS aggregates within the US subprime VDS page 27
  • CAS recipes used by agents within the US subprime VDS page 28
  • CAS strategies used by US subprime VDS page 29
  • CAS strategies used by US subprime VDS (continued) page 30
  • CAS strategies used by US subprime VDS (continued) page 31
  • CAS strategies used by US subprime VDS (continued) page 32
  • The increasing cost of US health care page 33
  • Simplified US health care value delivery system (VDS) page 34
  • Simplified US health care VDS (continued) page 35
  • CAS aggregates within the US health care VDS page 36
  • CAS recipes used by agents within the US health care VDS page 37
  • CAS strategies used by US health care VDS page 38
  • Complex adaptive systems are all around us page 39


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This presentation introduces complex adaptive systems (CAS) looking at their components, structure and properties. 
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