MoK: Stigmergy Meets Chemistry to Exploit Social Actions for Coordination Purposes


Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini

Harko Verhagen, Pablo Noriega, Tina Balke, Marina de Vos (eds.)
“Social Coordination: Principles, Artefacts and Theories (SOCIAL.PATH)”, pages 50–57
The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, AISB Convention 2013, University of Exeter, UK
March 2013

Socio-technical systems are becoming increasingly complex mostly due to the unpredictability of human interactions. Furthermore, they typically work within Knowledge Intensive Environments (KIE), hence they need to deal with huge amounts of data. Coordination models are meant to cope with the increasing complexity of software systems, mostly due to the unwanted non-determinism generated by the interaction within complex systems. In this paper we describe how social actions – performed by agents interacting in a shared environment – can be exploited by a novel model for the coordination of KIE, by adopting both a nature-inspired and a cognitive/behavioural standpoint.

(keywords) Stigmergic Coordination; Nature-inspired Models; Behaviour-Implicit Communication; Knowledge-intensive Environments; Self-Organisation; Social Action


  • Social Coordination: Principles, Artifacts and Theories. Symposium at the AISB Annual Convention 2013 (SOCIAL:PATH @ AISB 2013) — 03/04/2013–05/04/2013

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