Theory of self-organization

  • Definitions and concepts
  • Emergence
  • Convergence
  • Proprioception
  • Transition phenomena

Processes in dynamic networks

  • Decision-making
  • Incentives
  • Coordination
  • Cooperation
  • Consensus building
  • Swarm formation
  • Synchronization

Modelling methods

  • Agent-based simulation
  • Agent-based computational economics
  • Dynamic systems
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Neuronal networks
  • Principal agent theory
  • Game theory
  • Stochastic processes

Self-organization in technology

  • Autonomous robot systems
  • Mobile communication networks
  • Multimedia systems
  • Smart grids

Self-organization in the economy

  • Management control
  • Market dynamics
  • Public goods

Self-organization in nature

  • Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction
  • Invasive plants
  • Eusocial insects
  • Dichloromethane droplets
  • Debris flows