Abstract—Complex system theory has made people recognize
and understand urban phenomena from a new perspective. In
particular, The research method of the complex system has
provided a powerful tool to explore problems of urban system.
In this paper, basic theories of research on complexity science
and complex system are described, the necessity of dynamic
modeling and simulation methods as well as general steps are
analyzed for the complex system. Based on this, the complexity
of urban system is discussed and analyzed. Besides, the means
by which dynamic simulation methods of complex system are
applied in studying urban system and their significances are
discussed. The result shows that it is necessary to depict,
analyze and know about problems on urban complexity and
explore deeper rules hidden in dynamical urban development
with the theoretical framework of complexity science, so as to
better interpret, design and plan cities.
Index Terms—Complexity science, CA, MAS, urban system.
Zhou Wensheng is with School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Li Qiang is with 295847 Department of PLA, Beijing, 100120, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Wensheng Zhou and Qiang Li, "Complexity and Dynamic Modeling of Urban System," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.3, no. 5, pp. 440-444, 2013.