1. Encyclopedia of complexity and systems scienceslovar, enciklopedija, leksikon, priročnik, atlas, zemljevid Opis: Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science provides an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the concepts of complexity theory together with the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems in all fields of science and engineering. The science and tools of complexity and systems science include theories of selforganization, complex systems, synergetics, dynamical systems, turbulence, catastrophes, instabilities, nonlinearity, stochastic processes, chaos, neural networks, cellular automata, adaptive systems, and genetic algorithms. Examples of nearterm problems and major unknowns that can be approached through complexity and systems science include: The structure, history and future of the universe; the biological basis of consciousness; the integration of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics as systems biology; human longevity limits; the limits of computing; sustainability of life on earth; predictability, dynamics and extent of earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters; the dynamics of turbulent flows; lasers or fluids in physics, microprocessor design; macromolecular assembly in chemistry and biophysics; brain functions in cognitive neuroscience; climate change; ecosystem management; traffic management; and business cycles. All these seemingly quite different kinds of structure formation have a number of important features and underlying structures in common. These deep structural similarities can be exploited to transfer analytical methods and understanding from one field to another. This unique work will extend the influence of complexity and system science to a much wider audience than has been possible to date. Ključne besede: cellular automata, complex networks, computational nanoscience, ecological complexity, ergodic theory, fractals, game theory, granular computing, graph theory, intelligent systems, perturbation theory, quantum information science, system dynamics, traffic management, chaos, climate modelling, complex systems, dynamical sistems, fuzzy theory systems, nonlinear systems, soft computing, stochastic processes, synergetics, selforganization, systems biology, systems science Objavljeno: 01.06.2012; Ogledov: 1404; Prenosov: 34 Povezava na celotno besedilo 
2. Establishing the stochastic nature of intracellular calcium oscillations from experimental dataMatjaž Perc, Anne K. Green, C. Jane Dixon, Marko Marhl, 2008, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: Calcium has been established as a key messenger in both intra and intercellular signaling. Experimentally observed intracellular calcium responses to different agonists show a variety of behaviors from simple spiking to complex oscillatory regimes. Here we study typical experimental traces of calcium oscillations in hepatocytes obtained in response to phenylephrine and ATP. The traces were analyzed with methods of nonlinear time series analysis in order to determine the stochastic/deterministic nature of the intracellular calcium oscillations. Despite the fact that the oscillations appear, visually, to be deterministic yet perturbed by noise, our analyses provide strong evidence that the measured calcium traces in hepatocytes are prevalently of stochastic nature. In particular, bursting calcium oscillations are temporally correlated Gaussian series distorted by a monotonic, instantaneous, timeindependent function, whilst the spiking behavior appears to have a dynamical nonlinear component whereby the overall determinism level is still low. The biological importance of this finding is discussed in relation to the mechanisms incorporated in mathematical models as well as the role of stochasticity and determinism at cellular and tissue levels which resemble typical statistical and thermodynamic effects in physics. Ključne besede: dynamic systems, stochastic processes, cellular signaling, calcium oscillations, time series analyses, noise, temporal correlation Objavljeno: 07.06.2012; Ogledov: 927; Prenosov: 40 Povezava na celotno besedilo 
3. Stochastic resonance in soft matter systems : combined effects of static and dynamic disorderMatjaž Perc, Marko Gosak, Samo Kralj, 2008, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: We study the impact of static and dynamic disorder on the phenomenon of stochastic resonance (SR) in a representative soft matter system. Due to their extreme susceptibility to weak perturbations, soft matter systems appear to be excellent candidates for the observation of SR. Indeed, we derive generic SR equations from a polymerstabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal (LC) cell, which is a typical soft matter representative constituting one of the basic components in several electrooptic applications. We generalize these equations further in order to study an even broader class of qualitatively different systems, especially disclosing the influence of different types of static disorder and interaction ranges amongst LC molecules on the SR response. We determine the required conditions for the observation of SR in the examined system, and moreover, reveal that a random field type static disorder yields qualitatively different responses with respect to random dilution, random bond and spin glass universality classes. In particular, while the latter three decrease the level of dynamic disorder (Gaussian noise) warranting the optimal response, the former evokes exactly the opposite effect, hence increasing the optimal noise level that is needed to resonantly finetune the system's response in accordance with the weak deterministic electric field. These observations are shown to be independent of the system size and range of interactions, thus implying their general validity and potentially wide applicability also within other similar settings. We argue that soft matter systems might be particularly adequate as a base for different SRbased sensitive detectors and thus potent candidates for additional theoretical as well as experimental research in the presently outlined direction. Ključne besede: dynamic systems, stochastic processes, stochastic resonance, nonlinear dynamical systems, softmatter systems, static disorder, dynamic disorder Objavljeno: 07.06.2012; Ogledov: 986; Prenosov: 23 Povezava na celotno besedilo 
4. Noiseguided evolution within cyclical interactionsMatjaž Perc, Attila Szolnoki, 2007, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: We study a stochastic predatorprey model on a square lattice, where each of the six species has two superior and two inferior partners. The invasion probabilities between species depend on the predatorprey pair and are supplemented by Gaussian noise. Conditions are identified that warrant the largest impact of noise on the evolutionary process, and the results of Monte Carlo simulations are qualitatively reproduced by a fourpoint cluster dynamical meanfield approximation. The observed noiseguided evolution is deeply routed in shortrange spatial correlations, which is supported by simulations on other host lattice topologies. Our findings are conceptually related to the coherence resonance phenomenon in dynamical systems via the mechanism of threshold duality. We also show that the introduced concept of noiseguided evolution via the exploitation of threshold duality is not limited to predatorprey cyclical interactions, but may apply to models of evolutionary game theory as well, thus indicating its applicability in several different fields of research. Ključne besede: dynamic systems, stochastic processes, cyclical interactions, evolutionary rules, flow simulations, Monte Carlo simulations Objavljeno: 07.06.2012; Ogledov: 1042; Prenosov: 115 Celotno besedilo (573,61 KB) Gradivo ima več datotek! Več...

5. Synchronous bursts on scalefree neuronal networks with attractive and repulsive couplingQingyun Wang, Guanrong Chen, Matjaž Perc, 2011, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: This paper investigates the dependence of synchronization transitions of bursting oscillations on the information transmission delay over scalefree neuronal networks with attractive and repulsive coupling. It is shown that for both types of coupling, the delay always plays a subtle role in either promoting or impairing synchronization. In particular, depending on the inherent oscillation period of individual neurons, regions of irregular and regular propagating excitatory fronts appear intermittently as the delay increases. These delayinduced synchronization transitions are manifested as wellexpressed minima in the measure for spatiotemporal synchrony. For attractive coupling, the minima appear at every integer multiple of the average oscillation period, while for the repulsive coupling, they appear at every odd multiple of the half of the average oscillation period. The obtained results are robust to the variations of the dynamics of individual neurons, the system size, and the neuronal firing type. Hence, they can be used to characterize attractively or repulsively coupled scalefree neuronal networks with delays. Ključne besede: synchronization, neuronal networks, noise, stochastic processes, scalefree networks, information transmission delay Objavljeno: 19.06.2017; Ogledov: 293; Prenosov: 100 Celotno besedilo (933,65 KB) Gradivo ima več datotek! Več...

6. Heuristic approach to inventory control with advance capacity informationMarko Jakšič, Borut Rusjan, 2009, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: There is a growing trend of information sharing within modern supply chains. This trend is mainly stimulated by recent developments in information technology and the increasing awareness that accurate and timely information helps firms cope with volatile and uncertain business conditions. We model a periodicreview, singleitem, capacitated stochastic inventory system, where a supply chain member has the ability to obtain advance capacity information (‘ACI’) about future supply capacity availability. ACI is used to reduce the uncertainty of future supply and thus enables the decisionmaker to make better ordering decisions. We develop an easily applicable heuristic based on insights gained from an analysis of the optimal policy. In a numerical study we quantify the benefits of ACI and compare the performance of the proposed heuristic with the optimal performance. We illustrate the conditions in which the procedure is working well and comment on its practical applicability. Ključne besede: inventories, supply, stochastic processes, operations research, heuristics Objavljeno: 30.11.2017; Ogledov: 157; Prenosov: 66 Celotno besedilo (1,02 MB) Gradivo ima več datotek! Več...
