"MIRCE Science is a theory of the motion of working systems through MIRCE Space, caused by any functionability action whatsoever, used for Managing In-service Reliability, Cost & Effectiveness. Dr J. Knezevic, 1999

Solving Engineering Problems using Framework and Tools of Complexity Science

Professor G. Rzevski

As evolution takes its course complexity of our economic, social and business environment increases. Methods and tools which were used under stable conditions are no longer effective in environments characterised by the occurrence of frequent, unpredictable changes. The new Complexity Science provides concepts (self-organisation, emergence, adaptation, evolution) and tools (ontology-based multi-agent software) specifically developed for resolving issues caused by uncertainty of operational conditions. A variety of case studies from the author's rich research and commercial experience will be used as illustrations of the power of the new paradigm.

Professor George Rzevski is an academic, entrepreneur and consultant. He is Professor Emeritus, The Open University, Milton Keynes; Visiting Professor of Multi-Agent Systems at Cologne University of Applied Sciences and Visiting Scholar at Westminster Business School, where he is involved in a number of advanced research projects in the fields of Complexity and Multi-Agent Systems. Professor Rzevski is Founder and Chief Scientist of Magenta Corporation Ltd, London, a successful medium-size international company developing and marketing multi-agent systems for applications such as logistics, e-commerce, text understanding and knowledge discovery, and Chairman of Rzevski Solutions Ltd, London, providing advice and solutions for a wide variety of organisational and Information Technology problems in private companies and administrations. Before founding Magenta Corporation, George was Professor in Department of Design and Innovation at The Open University, Milton Keynes, where he was Director, Centre for the Design of Intelligent Systems. As a tribute to his successful research career, the University established recently a new “The George Rzevski Complexity Laboratory”. George’s personal website is www.rzevski.net