The Complex Systems Conference 2017 took place from May 23 to May 25 in the New Forest National Park in the UK, where the meeting has taken place annually since 2015. It was organized by Professor George Rzevski of the Open University and Professor Carlos A. Brebbia of Wessex Institute.
During the Conference, participants from many different regions of the world (USA, Russia, Norway, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, China, UK, Spain) and from a wide variety of disciplines discussed the new applications required for the solution of complex issues which cannot be resolved using conventional mathematical or software models. A particular area of interest is the use of multi-agent technology and similar distributed approaches, which has achieved credible application results.
The Conference covered a wide range of topics in the following general fields:
- Complexity in science
- Complex adaptive business
- Complex adaptive healthcare
- Complexity in transportation systems
Professor Petr Skobelev made an invited report “Smart projects: multi-agent solution for aerospace applications”. Modern aerospace enterprises tend to utilize new advantages of networking organizations for increasing business efficiency. In practice it requires to introduce a new type of project management stimulating self-organization and active interaction between actors to make coordinated and effective decisions on resource allocation, both within the individual project teams and between the teams.
In his report Professor Skobelev proposes the concept of new project management for networking organizations and describe the multi-agent system “Smart Projects” for supporting decision making to maximize productivity and efficiency of human resources. The system supports self-organization of teams with ongoing adaptive planning and communication with employees. This provides more coordinated, flexible and efficient resource utilization in case of unexpected events. The functionality and architecture of Smart Projects system are presented as well as first results of applications.
Some of the reports presented at the conference are very close to the work of SEC «Smart Solutions», including the following:
- JOHN R. CLYMER. MATHEMATICS OF COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS.
- CHRISTINE A. HOYLAND. THE REINFORCED ENTERPRISE BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE (REBAR) ONTOLOGY.
- D. GITELMAN, D.G. SANDLER, T.B. GAVRILOVA & M.V. KOZHEVNIKOV. COMPLEX SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCY FOR TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION.
- WARREN AXELROD. INTEGRATING IN-VEHICLE, VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE, AND INTELLIGENT ROADWAY SYSTEMS.
At the closing session the organizers announced that they would be happy to see all the participants at Complex Systems-2018 next year also in the New Forest.