Complexity Digest 2010.15
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Founding Editor: Gottfried Mayer
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- Inferring individual rules from collective behavior, PNAS
- Evolution: Dreampond revisited, Nature
- Does diversity always grow?, Nature
- Who should pay for the police?, Nature
- Social learning promotes institutions for governing the commons, Nature
- Punish, but not too hard: How costly punishment spreads in the spatial public goods game, arXiv
- Genomic Analysis of Organismal Complexity in the Multicellular Green Alga Volvox carteri, Science
- Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness, TED.com
- Comparing skills and attitudes of scientists, musicians, politicians and students, Interciencia
- Probing Culture's Secrets, From Capuchins to Children, Science
- HIV/AIDS, Nature
- HIV/AIDS: Eastern Europe, Science
- Particle Swarm Optimization, Swarm Intelligence
- Quantifying structure in networks, Eur. Phys. J. B
- Conservation science: Trade-in to trade-up, Nature
- Adaptation via Symbiosis: Recent Spread of a Drosophila Defensive Symbiont, Science
- For the love of learning science: Connecting learning orientation and career productivity in physics and chemistry, Phys. Rev. ST Physics Ed. Research 6, 010107
- Information explosion on complex networks and control, Eur. Phys. J. B
- Frontiers of Collaboration: The Evolution of Social Networking, Knowledge@Wharton
- Firefly Synchrony: A Behavioral Strategy to Minimize Visual Clutter, Science
- Invasion and expansion of cooperators in lattice populations: Prisoner's dilemma vs. Snowdrift games, Journal of Theoretical Biology
- Shared Social Responsibility: A Field Experiment in Pay-What-You-Want Pricing and Charitable Giving, Science
- Book Announcements
- Essential Readings in Biosemiotics: Anthology and Commentary, Springer
- Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World, Morgan Kaufmann
- Modeling Biomolecular Networks in Cells: Structures and Dynamics, Springer
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- Other Publications
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Inferring individual rules from collective behavior, PNAS
Excerpt: Social organisms form striking aggregation patterns, displaying cohesion, polarization, and collective intelligence. (...) Results point to strong short-range repulsion, intermediate-range alignment, and longer-range attraction (with circular zones), as well as a weak but significant frontal-sector interaction with one neighbor. A best-fit model with such interactions accounts well for observed group structure, whereas absence or alteration in any one of these rules fails to do so. We find that important features of observed flocking surf scoters can be accounted for by zonal models with specific, well-defined rules of interaction.
Evolution: Dreampond revisited, Nature
Excerpt: Genetic analyses and simple observation show that the cichlid population structure has changed markedly. Of the 20 species in the average catch, says Seehausen, two or three are species that seem to have survived the population crash unchanged. Another two or three look like new species, and are probably hybrids of old ones. But most fall in-between: they may have different colours or shapes, occupy different habitats or eat different foods, but genetically they aren't different enough from their predecessors to be termed new species. Crucially, old, new and in-between remain close enough to interbreed.
Does diversity always grow?, Nature
Excerpt: McShea and Brandon
do not claim that their law
represents a wholly new evolutionary principle,
rather that it is a unifying one. The tendency
for increasing diversity has been recognized
previously in specific situations. For example,
molecular geneticists know that, in the absence
of selection, populations will diverge genetically
as neutral mutations accumulate. And evolutionary biologists have noticed that tissues and
organs that are not subject to selection, such as
the eyes of cave-dwelling fish, often show more
variation between individuals. The authors aim
to encompass these various findings in a single
theory that covers all of the fields in which
the principle has been seen (...)
Who should pay for the police?, Nature
Excerpt: If players are allowed to fine free-riders, but at a cost to themselves, they will generally do so: they care more about fairness than profit. This, however, can introduce another problem, a second-order temptation to free-ride: you contribute to the pot but leave others to shoulder the cost of sanctioning the cheaters who don't. So there's an infinite regress of opportunities to free-ride, which can eventually undermine cooperation.
Social learning promotes institutions for governing the commons, Nature
Excerpt: Theoretical and empirical research highlights the role of punishment in promoting collaborative efforts. However, both the emergence and the stability of costly punishment are problematic issues. It is not clear how punishers can invade a society of defectors by social learning or natural selection, or how second-order free-riders (who contribute to the joint effort but not to the sanctions) can be prevented from drifting into a coercion-based regime and subverting cooperation. Here we compare the prevailing model of peer-punishment with pool-punishment (...)
Punish, but not too hard: How costly punishment spreads in the spatial public goods game, arXiv
Excerpt: We study the evolution of cooperation in spatial public goods games where, besides the classical strategies of cooperation (C) and defection (D), we consider punishing cooperators (PC) or punishing defectors (PD) as an additional strategy. Using a minimalist modeling approach, our goal is to separately clarify and identify the consequences of the two punishing strategies. Since punishment is costly, punishing strategies loose the evolutionary competition in case of well-mixed interactions. When spatial interactions are taken into account, however, the outcome can be strikingly different, and cooperation may spread. (...)
Genomic Analysis of Organismal Complexity in the Multicellular Green Alga Volvox carteri, Science
Excerpt: The multicellular green alga Volvox carteri and its morphologically diverse close relatives (the volvocine algae) are well suited for the investigation of the evolution of multicellularity and development. We sequenced the 138â€"megaâ€"base pair genome of V. carteri and compared its ~14,500 predicted proteins to those of its unicellular relative Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Despite fundamental differences in organismal complexity and life history, the two species have similar protein-coding potentials and few species-specific protein-coding gene predictions. (...) Our analysis shows that increases in organismal complexity can be associated with modifications of lineage-specific proteins rather than large-scale invention of protein-coding capacity.
Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness, TED.com
About this talk: At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 -- the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.
Comparing skills and attitudes of scientists, musicians, politicians and students, Interciencia
Excerpt: (...) A discriminant factor analysis of the results grouped the different
branches of the natural and life sciences in a single compact
cluster showing that natural scientists from different disciplines share
fundamental values, skills and attitudes. The social sciences clustered
in another separate group. Musicians and politicians fell far outside
both clusters (...)
Probing Culture's Secrets, From Capuchins to Children, Science
Excerpt: Scientists once designated culture as the exclusive province of humans. But that elitist attitude is long gone, as evidenced by a recent meeting (...) on how culture, usually defined as the passing on of traditions by learning from others, arises and changes. The 700 attendees, a mixture of researchers and members of the public, heard talks on cultural transmission in fish, meerkats, birds, and monkeys, as well as in extinct and living humans. Researchers probed questions such as what sparks cultural trends and how complex traditions are transmitted, and most agreed that studies of both animals and children will provide important clues.
Excerpt: If you are only a casual follower of the trends in HIV/AIDS research, you would be forgiven for thinking that there is nothing new to say about this field.
The miraculous drugs that keep so many HIV-positive people alive have, ironically, blunted the urgency with which the press, policy makers and the general public used to talk about the epidemic.
- Source: HIV/AIDS, Apoorva Mandavilli, DOI: 10.1038/466S1a, Nature 466, S1, 2010/07/15
HIV/AIDS: Eastern Europe, Science
Excerpt: Why is AIDS almost nonexistent in the Soviet Union?" asked a 1991 news story in Science, headlined the "Russian AIDS Puzzle." The story (13 September 1991, p. 1214) offered no good explanation for why the epidemic, then a decade old, had spared Eastern Europe and Central Asia but speculated that the dissolution of the Soviet Union might pave the way for HIV. It did. Today, the region is home to an estimated 1.5 million HIV-infected people, and the rate of spread remains dauntingly high.
- Source: HIV/AIDS: Eastern Europe, Barbara Jasny, Kristen Mueller, Leslie Roberts, DOI: 10.1126/science.329.5988.159, Science Vol. 329. no. 5988, p. 159, 2010/07/09
Excerpt: The Particle Swarm Optimizer (PSO), one of the pillars of Swarm Intelligence, is a remarkable
algorithm for at least two reasons: (a) it has a very simple formulation which makes it
easy to implement, apply, extend and hybridize, and (b) it is a constant source of complex
and emergent phenomena, which are at the essence of swarm intelligence. Many people
around the world are exploring PSOs and their applications.
Quantifying structure in networks, Eur. Phys. J. B
Abstract: We investigate exponential families of random graph distributions as a framework for systematic quantification of structure in networks. In this paper we restrict ourselves to undirected unlabeled graphs. For these graphs, the counts of subgraphs with no more than k links are a sufficient statistics for the exponential families of graphs with interactions between at most k links. In this framework we investigate the dependencies between several observables commonly used to quantify structure in networks, such as the degree distribution, cluster and assortativity coefficients.
Conservation science: Trade-in to trade-up, Nature
Summary: Nature reserves and protected areas enjoy sacred status in conservation â€" which translates into a 'do not touch' attitude. But selling off some of the less worthy of them would pay conservation dividends.
Adaptation via Symbiosis: Recent Spread of a Drosophila Defensive Symbiont, Science
Abstract: Recent studies have shown that some plants and animals harbor microbial symbionts that protect them against natural enemies. Here we demonstrate that a maternally transmitted bacterium, Spiroplasma, protects Drosophila neotestacea against the sterilizing effects of a parasitic nematode, both in the laboratory and the field. This nematode parasitizes D. neotestacea at high frequencies in natural populations, and, until recently, almost all infections resulted in complete sterility. Several lines of evidence suggest that Spiroplasma is spreading in North American populations of D. neotestacea and that a major adaptive change to a symbiont-based mode of defense is under way. These findings demonstrate the profound and potentially rapid effects of defensive symbionts, which are increasingly recognized as major players in the ecology of species interactions.
For the love of learning science: Connecting learning orientation and career productivity in physics and chemistry, Phys. Rev. ST Physics Ed. Research 6, 010107
Excerpt: An individualâ€™s motivational orientation serves as a drive to action and can influence their career success. This study examines how goal orientation toward the pursuit of a graduate degree in physics and chemistry influences later success outcomes of practicing physicists and chemists. Two main categories of goal orientation are examined in this paper: performance orientation or motivation to demonstrate oneâ€™s ability or performance to others, and learning orientation or motivation through the desire to learn about a topic. (...) results indicate that physicists and chemists who reported a learning orientation as their motivation for going to graduate school were more productive, in terms of total career primary and/or first-author publications and grant funding, than those reporting a performance orientation. (...)
Information explosion on complex networks and control, Eur. Phys. J. B
Abstract: When a piece of information spreads on a complex network, error or distortion can occur. For a high error probability, the phenomenon of information explosion can occur where the number of distinct pieces of information on the network increases continuously with time. We construct a physical model to address this phenomenon. The transition to information explosion as the error probability increases through a critical value is uncovered and elucidated, and a control strategy is articulated to maximize the robustness of the network against information explosion, which is validated by both numerical computations and a mean-field based analysis.
Frontiers of Collaboration: The Evolution of Social Networking, Knowledge@Wharton
Summary: Social networking tools such as Twitter and the emerging Google Wave web application are taking businesses to the frontiers of real-time communication and collaboration. The technology has the potential to make it easier to discover and share information and interact with others. But the key word is "potential." During a panel at the last Supernova technology strategy conference, experts talked about what makes the current crop of services more promising than those that came before, and the obstacles to further progress.
Firefly Synchrony: A Behavioral Strategy to Minimize Visual Clutter, Science
Abstract: Most firefly species (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) use bioluminescent flashes for signaling. In some species, the flashing between males occurs rhythmically and repeatedly (synchronically) with millisecond precision. We studied synchronyâ€™s behavioral role in the North American firefly, Photinus carolinus. We placed a female in a virtual environment containing artificial males that flashed at varying degrees of synchrony. Females responded to an average of 82% of synchronous flashes compared with as few as 3% of asynchronous flashes. We conclude that one function of flash synchrony is to facilitate a femaleâ€™s ability to recognize her conspecific maleâ€™s flashing by eliminating potential visual clutter from other flashing males.
Invasion and expansion of cooperators in lattice populations: Prisoner's dilemma vs. Snowdrift games, Journal of Theoretical Biology
Excerpt: Spatial structure with limited local interactions has long been identified as a potent promoter of cooperation in the prisoner's dilemma but in the spatial snowdrift game, space may actually enhance or inhibit cooperation. Here we investigate and link the microscopic interaction between individuals to the characteristics of the emerging macroscopic patterns generated by the spatial invasion process of cooperators in a world of defectors.
Shared Social Responsibility: A Field Experiment in Pay-What-You-Want Pricing and Charitable Giving, Science
Abstract: A field experiment (N = 113,047 participants) manipulated two factors in the sale of souvenir photos. First, some customers saw a traditional fixed price, whereas others could pay what they wanted (including $0). Second, approximately half of the customers saw a variation in which half of the revenue went to charity. At a standard fixed price, the charitable component only slightly increased demand, as similar studies have also found. However, when participants could pay what they wanted, the same charitable component created a treatment that was substantially more profitable. Switching from corporate social responsibility to what we term shared social responsibility works in part because customized contributions allow customers to directly express social welfare concerns through the purchasing of material goods.
Essential Readings in Biosemiotics: Anthology and Commentary, Springer
Summary: Synthesizing the findings from a wide range of disciplines â€" from biology and anthropology to philosophy and linguistics â€" the emerging field of Biosemiotics explores the highly complex phenomenon of sign processing in living systems. Seeking to advance a naturalistic understanding of the evolution and development of sign-dependent life processes, contemporary biosemiotic theory offers important new conceptual tools for the scientific understanding of mind and meaning, for the development of artificial intelligence, and for the ongoing research into the rich diversity of non-verbal human, animal and biological communication processes.
Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World, Morgan Kaufmann
Summary: Businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals, and government agencies alike are looking to social network analysis (SNA) tools for insight into trends, connections, and fluctuations in social media. Microsoft's NodeXL is a free, open-source SNA plug-in for use with Excel. It provides instant graphical representation of relationships of complex networked data. But it goes further than other SNA tools -- NodeXL was developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts that bring together information studies, computer science, sociology, human-computer interaction, and over 20 years of visual analytic theory and information visualization into a simple tool anyone can use.
Modeling Biomolecular Networks in Cells: Structures and Dynamics, Springer
Summary: Taking ideas from nature has been a theme of humanityâ€™s technological progress but it is only our newfound expertise in molecular manipulation and complex nonlinear dynamics that allows us the prospect of conscripting the building blocks of life as a means of furthering our abilities in circuits, systems and computers by the control of cellular networks. This book shows how the interaction between the molecular components of basic living organisms can be modelled mathematically and the models used to create artificial biological entities within cells. (...)
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- 2010 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IJCNN 2010, FUZZ-IEEE 2010, and IEEE CEC 2010), Barcelona, Spain, 10/07/18-23
- The 2010 International Conference on Informatics Cypernetics, and Computer Applications (ICICCA2010), Bangalore, India, 2010/07/19-21
- 1st International Workshop on Complexity and Real World Applications: Using the Tools and Concepts from the Complexity Sciences to Support Real World Decision-making Activities, Southampton, England, UK, 2010/07/21-23
- 2010 International Conference on the Business and Digital Enterprises (ICBDE 2010), Bangalore, India, 2010/07/22-24
- Dynamics Days South America, SĂŁo JosĂ© dos Campos, Brazil, 2010/07/26-30
- Hands-On Research in Complex Systems School, Buea, Cameroon, 2010/08/2-13
- 4th Annual French Complex Systems Summer School, Paris, France, 2010/08/02-20
- ADVANCED COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, 15th Edition, Freiburg, Germany, 2010/08/2-27
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- 2010 IEEE-CIS / Surrey Summer School on Computational Intelligence - Theory and Industrial Applications , University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, 2010/08/9-13
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- Systems Biology of Development, Ascona, Switzerland, 2010/08/16-20
- Amorphous Computing and Complex Biological Networks, University of Sheffield, UK, 2010/08/17-20
- Artificial Life XII (ALife XII), Odense, Denmark, 10/08/19--23.
- The Second IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom-2010):
Enabling Computing, Services and Intelligence for Social Life, Minneapolis, USA, 2010/08/20-22
- Second International Workshop SoNet-2010 "Social Networks: Computing and Mining.", Brno, Czech Republic, 2010/09/3-5
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- European Conference on Complex Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010/09/13-17
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- Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane & Campbell Collaborations, Keystone, Colorado, USA 2010/10/18-22
- CONNECTING THE DOTS: A Network Visualization Symposium, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2010/10/22
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- IEEE/IFIP EUC 2010 (Embedded and ubiquitous computing), Hong Kong SAR, China, 2010/12/11-13
- The 14th International Conference On Principles Of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2010), Tozeur, Tunisia, 2010/12/14-17
- SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Bottom-up, Top-down and Cell-free approaches, Intellectual Property issues, Evry, France, 2010/12/15-16
- The Second World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC2010), Kitakyushu, Japan, 2010/12/15-17
- 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2011), Rome, Italy, 2011/01/28-30
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