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Model emergent dynamics in complex systems
Roberts A., SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, 2014. 760 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611973-55-6)
The beginning of the 20th century saw several revolutions in physics, including quantum theory with its strange dualism of waves and particles, relativity with its invocation of nonintuitive geometries, and the intractability of conventional mathe...
Jun 4 2015
Consensus of multi-agent networks in the presence of adversaries using only local information
LeBlanc H., Zhang H., Sundaram S., Koutsoukos X. HiCoNS 2012 (Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems, Beijing, China, Apr 17-18, 2012) 1-10, 2012. Type: Proceedings
Distributed systems play a critical role in providing scalable and reliable services. One important problem in distributed systems is reaching consensus among the interconnected servers (or agents). This problem is particularly challenging because...
May 24 2012
Analysis, modeling, emergence & integration in complex systems: a modeling and integration framework & system biology
Wheeler T. Complexity 13(1): 60-75, 2007. Type: Article
The stated aim of the author is “to characterize the foundations for conceptual level human-computer interfacing, supporting collaborative envisioning.” The paper itself “grew out of a need [to] understand complex systems,”...
Jul 28 2008
Memory evolutive systems: hierarchy, emergence, cognition (Studies in Multidisciplinarity)
Ehresmann A., Vanbremeersch J., ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC., New York, NY, 2007. 402 pp. Type: Book (9780444522443)
Those of us who analyze and design systems that have worked, or are planned to work, in the context of these complex phenomena are well aware of serious problems in understanding and therefore dealing with these systems:...
Jul 14 2008
Electronic customer relationship management (Advances in Management Information Systems)
Fjermestad J., Nicholas C J., M.E.Sharpe, 2006. 210 pp. Type: Book (9780765613271)
It is difficult to fully understand how to best implement information technologies that run business processes without understanding the impact that the new technology might have on employees whose jobs will be affected by it, and the impact the n...
Apr 11 2008
Emancipation in cross-cultural IS research: the fine line between relativism and dictatorship of the intellectual
Stahl B. Ethics and Information Technology 8(3): 97-108, 2006. Type: Article
Contemporary adaptations of Marxism, and related theories that are critical of capitalism and based on class struggle, can make a difference in information and communications technology (ICT) research. This paper examines potential areas for criti...
Oct 5 2007
Scientific data collections and distributed collective practice
Cragin M., Shankar K. Computer Supported Cooperative Work 15(2-3): 185-204, 2006. Type: Article
The introduction to this excellent, enlightening, highly theoretical paper is a clear statement of the paper’s general motivation: to look at scientific data collections (SDCs) as an instantiation of distributed collective practices (DCPs), ...
Feb 1 2007
Conservative Input-State-Output Systems with Evolution on a Multidimensional Integer Lattice
Ball J., Sadosky C., Vinnikov V. Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 16(2): 133-198, 2005. Type: Article
denote, respectively, the state space, the input space, and the output space, all of which are assumed to be Hilbert spaces. A unitary colligation is defined as a ...
Apr 6 2006
Contextual influences on technology use mediation: a comparative analysis of electronic medical record systems
Davidson E., Chiasson M. European Journal of Information Systems 14(1): 6-18, 2005. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)
Electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHRs) have become a focal point in the healthcare industry. In this paper, the authors describe their study of technology use mediation (TUM) processes in EMR systems. This study was...
Mar 2 2006
Information systems development as emergent socio-technical change: a practice approach
Luna-Reyes L., Zhang J., Gil-García J., Cresswell A. European Journal of Information Systems 14(1): 93-105, 2005. Type: Article
Sociotechnical theories are a powerful mechanism for understanding the interplay among information technology, organizations, individuals, and the environment. The authors give a marvelous overview of many theories that contribute to our understan...
Jan 26 2006
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