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Special issue on complex systems: An interdisciplinary viewpoint


Juan Gabriel Brida1 and Gonzalo Perera2

This special issue of Journal of Dynamics and Games is devoted to studies that apply concepts and methods for modelling and dealing with complexity including genetic algorithms, network, cellular automata, evolutionary behaviour, informational theory, computational, statistical and mathematical models, non-linear systems, agent-based models, to analyse and describe complex phenomena in different disciplines.

This special issue is motivated by the work presented at the 1st and 2nd Interdisciplinary Workshop on Complex Systems (IWCS). The second IWCS was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, alongside the Conference Jornadas Acadmicas de la Facultad de Ciencias Econmicas y de Administracin in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Faculty of Economics of the University of the Republic (UdelaR) during the period November 5-7 of 2018. The first IWCS was held during the period October 30 – November 1st of 2017, alongside the Conference Ⅳ Jornadas de Estadstica Aplicada in the Cultural Center of La Paloma Rocha (Uruguay) and was organized by the CURE - UdelaR. The numbers of papers accepted were small and the meetings were held in a single track format, in order to increase interaction and discussion among the participants, followed by a closing debate discussion on the topic. Papers submitted to the workshops had been rigorously peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the topics of the workshop. We would like to thank Sergio Palomeque (Udelar, Uruguay) for the help in all the review and editorial process.

The authors of selected papers were invited to submit extended versions of their conference papers, which then underwent the regular review process of the Journal of Dynamics and Games, resulting in this Special Issue where we present six articles. These six articles present some of the latest interdisciplinary research on complex systems. We hope that you find these articles interesting and motivating, and that you will find the opportunity to participate in future IWCS workshops.

Finally we would like to thank the program committee, all the authors and the reviewers for their fine efforts and contributions, and the Journal of Dynamics and Games, with special thanks to Alberto Pinto Batten, the Editor in Chief, for keeping us on track and managing the entire submission and review process.


1. Research Group in Economic Dynamics (GIDE)-Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Uruguay

2. CURE - Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Uruguay




Martha G. Alatriste-Contreras, Juan Gabriel Brida, Martin Puchet Anyul (2019). Structural change and economic dynamics: Rethinking from the complexity approach. Journal of Dynamics & Games, 6(2): 87-106. doi: 10.3934/jdg.2019007.

Sergio Andrés De Raco, Viktoriya Semeshenko (2019). Labor mobility and industrial space in Argentina. Journal of Dynamics & Games, 6(2): 107-118. doi: 10.3934/jdg.2019008.

Francisco Dieguez, Hugo Fort (2019). An application of a dynamical model with ecological predator-prey approach to extensive livestock farming in uruguay: Economical assessment on forage deficiency. Journal of Dynamics & Games,  6(2): 119-129. doi: 10.3934/jdg.2019009.

Erick Limas (2019). An application of minimal spanning trees and hierarchical trees to the study of Latin American exchange rates. Journal of Dynamics & Games, 6(2): 131-148. doi: 10.3934/jdg.2019010.

Silvia London, Fernando Tohmé (2019). Economic evolution and uncertainty: Transitions and structural changes. Journal of Dynamics & Games, 6(2): 149-158. doi: 10.3934/jdg.2019011.

Lorena Rodríguez-Gallego, Antonella Barletta Carolina Cabrera, Carla Kruk, Mariana Nin, Antonio Mauttone (2019). Establishing limits to agriculture and afforestation: A GIS based multi-objective approach to prevent algal blooms in a coastal lagoon. Journal of Dynamics & Games, 6(2): 159-178. doi: 10.3934/jdg.2019012.


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