Critical regimes are present in all socio-technical systems. Usually, man-made systems are designed to avoid these regimes completely, and stay in a stable steady state to avoid uncertainty. However, complexity theory postulates that the edge of chaos, between order and disorder, provides highly interesting phenomena, such as emergence, which are important for the evolution of the system. In this paper we explore the edge of chaos through a concrete example in electrical energy systems. The exploration is done through simulation, which provides a valuable mean to perform massive experiments on large scale systems. The complexity residing at the edge is discussed, and external, system relevant and internal factors which are likely to shift this edge or drive the systems trajectory towards or away from it are introduced.
Dr José Évora Gómez
Institution: Monentia SL
City: Las Palmas de GC
José Évora Gómez was born in Spain in 1987. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees at Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. Currently, he is working in Monentia SL, Las Palmas de GC, Spain, a consultancy company that works deploying Smart City solutions in the R&D department. Dr. Évora is a collaborator of the Institute SIANI that belongs to the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. His main areas of research interest are software engineering, modelling languages, model driven engineering, simulation and artificial intelligence.