%0 Conference Paper
%A BEN AMOR, Soufian
%A LAVALLEE, Ivan
%A BUI, Marc
%D 2006
%F pittphilsci:2769
%K Complex systems ; percolation ; pretopology; modeling; stochastic optimization.
%T Percolation, Pretopology and Complex Systems Modeling
%U http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/2769/
%X A complex system is generally regarded as being a network of elements in mutual interactions, which total behavior cannot be deduced from that of its parts and their properties. Thus, the study of a complex phenomenon requires a holistic approach considering the system in its totality. The aim of our approach is the design of a unifying theoretical framework to define complex systems according to their common properties and to tackle their modeling by generalizing percolation processes using pretopology theory.