Agents Writing on Walls: Cognitive Stigmergy and Beyond


Andrea Omicini

The Goals of Cognition. Festschrift for Cristiano Castelfranchi, cap. 30, pp. 565-578
Tributes 20, dicembre 2012
College Publications, London
Fabio Paglieri, Luca Tummolini, Rino Falcone, Maria Miceli (a cura di)

One of the fundamental factors driving the (self-)organisation of complex social systems — such as human organisations, animal societies, and multi-agent systems — is the interaction of individuals mediated by the environment: sharing a workspace, mutually perceiving each other's actions, and modifying a common environment are simple yet powerful mechanisms that enable social coordination. In this article, we recall and classify some of the main sorts of environment-based coordination, and discuss their impact on the engineering of complex socio-technical systems.

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