Our Latest EASTS Position Papers

Abstract Paper 3: Exergy is an important thermodynamic concept that can be used to study the sustainability of complex non-equilibrium social systems. This paper seeks to apply the exergy concept within the context of superstatistical framework of land use in order to develop a thermodynamically- based index for happiness.

Our work is based on earlier research work undertaken by the EASTS IRG SCAFT group on the relations between superstatistical cell Exergy units of the Humanitarian Hub (the central reference land use) and the structural factor of the common faculty. Results indicate that happiness can be measured from exergy analysis of Exergy units of the Humanitarian Hubs. It is important to note that, while the thermodynamic concept of exergy has previously been used as an indicator to satisfy global policy objectives for sustainable development and environmental well-being, its application as a key indicator of happiness for the non-equilibrium social and urban system is a novel kind of approach.

Our findings suggest exergy can be used to develop a new objective and innovative measure for global happiness.

Abstract paper 2: In the last few years, International research group, IRG SCAFT has developed a superstatistical based integration framework in which the principle of Ever-Advancing Civilization mediates the synchronized and cooperative strategies of globally integrated transport and urban systems through the introduction of an optimally integrated network of Humanitarian Hubs and cluster merging process of local populations.

As a part of ongoing IRG research, we seek to answer two further formidable challenges encountered as we continue to develop the common integrated framework of transport and urban systems, namely the existence and nature of eigenvalues required for dimensional calculations of Humanitarian Hubs, and secondly, the social capital exergy based core logistic activities required for cluster merging processes, optimization, consistency and sustainability. Finally, and for the first time, we suggest the spiral growth pattern for the cluster merging process and Humanitarian Hub integration process as another manifestation of First Passage Time Anisotropy.


Abstract paper 1: This paper considers the research undertaken by EASTS IRG SCAFT with regard to the application of superstatistics in transport and social networks. First, we briefly describe the background, the questions and challenges that initiate the research. Second, we suggest the first passage time of the complex social and transport network has superstatistical nature. Our approach suggests certain complex functional and hierarchical relations emerge within the social network from synchronization and cooperation. We traced the reason beyond such cooperation to the anisotropy nature of the first passage time of clear time scale gradient induced flow entities. Furthermore, we suggest the direction of this anisotropy may provide the most stable and reliable path to support interoperability principles required for proposed integration of global transport and urban systems. Finally, we look to the special role of the USA with regard to the semantics interoperability in such system.