Complexity in International Security: A Holistic Spatial Approach

Peter Simon Sapaty
National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

Product Details
08 Nov 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
184 pages - 152 x 229mm
In September 2018, the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations acknowledged that international instability is increasing and that improving global security is among the most important tasks facing the world today. The Assembly concluded that it is extremely important to develop new, effective frameworks and technologies to understand and confront increasingly complex networks of actors, interests, and contexts. 

Leading international security expert Peter Sapaty meets this challenge head-on and introduces a new, high-level distributed processing and control approach capable of finding real-time solutions for irregularities, crises, and security problems emerging any time and in any part of the world. Drawing upon the principles of Gestalt psychology, this book develops a radically new model of technology, Spatial Grasp Technology (SGT), a self-navigating, self-replicating, self-modifying spatial pattern technology expressed in a special high-level recursive language. Through rigorous theoretical argument and many practical examples, Sapaty shows how SGT can account for millions to billions of nodes distributed worldwide without vulnerable central resources; explains why SGT is hundreds of times shorter, simpler, and faster than other models and languages; and shows that SGT's technology basics are so simple that they can be effectively implemented even in a short time by a small group of system programmers within traditional university environments. Perhaps most importantly, Sapaty demonstrates how SGT is capable of implementing security scenarios not only at run time, but also conceivably ahead of it, allowing in some cases for the prediction and even prevention of local or global crises. 

For the novelty, simplicity, and wide applicability of its approach, Complexity in International Security is essential reading for system scientists, application programmers, industry managers, security and defence personnel, and university students interested in advanced MSc and PhD projects in the area of holistic and distributed management.
Chapter 1. Introduction 
Chapter 2. Word Security Areas, Bodies, and Measures 
Chapter 3. Spatial Grasp Model and Technology (SGT) 
Chapter 4. Spatial Grasp Language (SGL) 
Chapter 5. Security Related Management Examples under SGT 
Chapter 6. Networked Security Related Solutions 
Chapter 7. Managing Security by Spatial Control of Moving Objects 
Chapter 8. Investigating Nuclear War Dangers under SGT 
Chapter 9. Distributed Mosaic-Based Organizations 
Chapter 10. Conclusions
Peter Simon Sapaty, Chief Research Scientist at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, has been researching networked systems for five decades. Outside of the Ukraine, he has worked in the former Czechoslovakia (now the Slovak Republic), Germany, the UK, Canada, and Japan as a group leader, Alexander von Humboldt researcher, and invited and visiting professor. He launched and chaired the SIG on Mobile Cooperative Technologies in Distributed Interactive Simulation project in the US, and he invented a distributed control technology that resulted in a European patent. Dr Sapaty has published several books and over two hundred papers, and he has worked with several international scientific journals, including in the role of Editor-in-Chief.

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