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PhD thesis published: Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems: Facing Complexity with Adaptation and Self-organization

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My thesis was just published by LAP. This might be useful for anybody wanting a hardcopy of it. If you prefer printing it or reading electronically, it is still available here.





Gershenson, C. (2010). Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems: Facing Complexity with Adaptation and Self-organization. LAP.
Summary: Complex systems are usually difficult to design and control. There are several particular methods for coping with complexity, but there is no general approach to build complex systems. In this book I propose a methodology to aid engineers in the design and control of complex systems. This is based on the description of systems as self-organizing. Starting from the agent metaphor, the methodology proposes a conceptual framework and a series of steps to follow to find proper mechanisms that will promote elements to find solutions by actively interacting among themselves. A general introduction to complex thinking is given, while practical notions of complexity and self-organ…

SlideShare

This seems like a great site for sharing your slides...http://www.slideshare.net/ Conference organizers can upload the slides of their event to increase its impact... Should upload the ones of my talks and my course.

Call for Chapters: Agile and Self-Organizing Enterprise Information Systems: Developing a Cloud Platform

http://cloud.ld.ttu.ee/cloud/
CALL FOR CHAPTERS Proposals Submission Deadline: 3/15/2010 Full Chapters Due: 7/15/2010 Agile and Self-Organizing Enterprise Information Systems:
Developing a Cloud PlatformA book edited by Dr. Enn ├Ľunapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia Introduction
We are moving to a new era with rapid changes. The business context is changing rapidly and we need to change our information system very quickly. We have to change the way we create Enterprise Information Systems. The problem is that despite Moore’s law, (Kurzweil, 2005) the capability of computers doubles every eighteen months, the programs and their creation are becoming slower and slower (Wirth’s law– Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster). In summary – the creation of information systems is slow and very costly. This is not the only problem with our information systems. The second problem with created information systems is that in many cases they fulfill functional req…