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Monitoring transactions without a forklift - ATM marketplace.com (blog) (press release)

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Monitoring transactions without a forklift ATM marketplace.com (blog) (press release) There has been a lot of skepticism about data integrity, and whether it is really possible to access end-to-end transaction data in one place, given today's...
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Simulating Social Complexity - A Handbook

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 Simulating Social Complexity examines all aspects of using agent- or individual-based simulation. This approach represents systems as individual elements having each their own set of differing states and internal processes. The interactions between elements in the simulation represent interactions in the target systems. What makes these elements "social" is that they are usefully interpretable as interacting elements of an observed society. In this, the focus is on human society, but can be extended to include social animals or artificial agents where such work enhances our understanding of human society.

 

Edmonds, B. & Meyer, R. (eds.) (2013) Simulating Social Complexity - a
handbook. Springer.

http://www.springer.com/computer/information+systems+and+applications/book/978-3-540-93812-5


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FRIDAY 5/17: 'Agent-Based Robotics' Seminar at ESCC - Cape Charles Wave

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FRIDAY 5/17: 'Agent-Based Robotics' Seminar at ESCC Cape Charles Wave Josh Hall will explore the history and some of the details of the important technique in robotics of combining many simpler minds so that they interact constructively as a...
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Modelling the 'balanced' design - TransportXtra

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TransportXtra Modelling the 'balanced' design TransportXtra The pedestrian movements in the UAF is an agent based computational model for simulating interactions of autonomous individuals with a view to assessing their effects on the system as a...
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Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational ...

Full text of "Complexity, Emergent Systems, Life and Complex. Examples are neural and social networks, nervous. "The use of computational, especially agent-based, models has already shown its value in illuminating the ...
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ThinkVine Named a Leader in Independent Marketing Mix Modeling Report - Sacramento Bee

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ThinkVine Named a Leader in Independent Marketing Mix Modeling Report Sacramento Bee Forrester cited ThinkVine for its innovative "agent-based" methodology that enables marketers to dig deeper – "with this methodology, ThinkVine can build digital...
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Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science

Brains, it has recently been argued, are essentially prediction machines. They are bundles of cells that support perception and action by constantly attempting to match incoming sensory inputs with top-down expectations or predictions. This is achieved using a hierarchical generative model that aims to minimize prediction error within a bidirectional cascade of cortical processing. Such accounts offer a unifying model of perception and action, illuminate the functional role of attention, and may neatly capture the special contribution of cortical processing to adaptive success. This target article critically examines this “hierarchical prediction machine” approach, concluding that it offers the best clue yet to the shape of a unified science of mind and action.

 

Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science
Andy Clark

Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Volume 36 / Issue 03 / June 2013, pp 181-204

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X12000477


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Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science

Brains, it has recently been argued, are essentially prediction machines. They are bundles of cells that support perception and action by constantly attempting to match incoming sensory inputs with top-down expectations or predictions. This is achieved using a hierarchical generative model that aims to minimize prediction error within a bidirectional cascade of cortical processing. Such accounts offer a unifying model of perception and action, illuminate the functional role of attention, and may neatly capture the special contribution of cortical processing to adaptive success. This target article critically examines this “hierarchical prediction machine” approach, concluding that it offers the best clue yet to the shape of a unified science of mind and action.

 

Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science
Andy Clark

Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Volume 36 / Issue 03 / June 2013, pp 181-204

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X12000477


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Progressing from game theory to agent based modelling to simulate social emergence

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Axelrod (1984) made a major contribution to Game Theory in his book “Evolution of Cooperation” but thirteen years later he, dissatisfied with game theory, moves onto agent based modelling to rework his view of cooperation in his book in 1997 “The complexity of Cooperation: Agent-based Models of Competition and Collaboration”. In a similar move, the Santa Fe Institute in the US was established in 1984 to grapple with complex social issues and used agent based modelling amongst other techniques to “collaborate across disciplines, merging ideas and principles of many fields — from physics, mathematics, and biology to the social sciences and the humanities — in pursuit of creative insights that improve our world”. Agent based modelling captures the interaction between agents to simulate emergence whether at the physical or social level. Netlogo provides an extensive library of simulations of both physical and social emergence that shows the diversity of application of agent based modelling. These sample simulations can be readily tailored to meet the needs of social scientists. The software is free and there is a thriving enthusiastic community support group. Why is there a move by a prominent game theorist and the Santa Fe Institute to agent based modelling? The article Game Theory as Dogma by Professor Kay (2005) discusses ample reasons to search for alternative techniques to model competition and collaboration.
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Learn Hadoop & Big Data with Free Courses Online | Big Data University

Learn Hadoop & Big Data with Free Courses Online | Big Data University | Complxity | Scoop.it

Learn Big Data technologies like Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, HBase, MapReduce, JAQL, Pig,
Flume, ZooKeeper, Mahout, Streams, and others. Big Data University offers free online courses taught by the leading
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CFP Australasian Marketing Journal Special Issue on Complex ...

The Australasian Marketing Journal is proud to announce a special issue focused on recent advances and development in Complex Systems, Network theory, and Agent-Based Modelling. Over the last two decades there has ...
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[1302.6442] A Modelling Approach Based on Fuzzy Agents

For this, the agent-based approach is a modelling solution often proposed. Complexity can also be due to external events or internal to systems, whose main characteristics are uncertainty, imprecision, or whose perception is ...
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Fun with agent-based modeling | The research blog of Michael ...

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Agent-based models also help us avoid the 'complexity-uncertainty' trap that can plague classical models. In hydrology, we refer to this as equifinality–the idea that multiple models may provide equally-feasible descriptions of ...
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The Philosophy of SimCity: An Interview With the Game's Lead Designer - The Atlantic

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The Atlantic The Philosophy of SimCity: An Interview With the Game's Lead Designer The Atlantic We emerged three hours later, blinking and dazed, into the gleaming white and purple lights of Times Square, and were immediately struck by the...
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Why Big Data Marketing Needs To Get A Whole Lot Bigger - Forbes

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Why Big Data Marketing Needs To Get A Whole Lot Bigger
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Two Penn State engineers named ASME fellows - Penn State News

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Two Penn State engineers named ASME fellows
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Kumara was recognized for his pioneering work in modeling, analysis and control of intelligent, distributed agent-based manufacturing systems and logistics work.
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Pedestrian Modelling - A mass in motion - TransportXtra

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TransportXtra Pedestrian Modelling - A mass in motion TransportXtra The very high volumes of pedestrians being simulated in combination with the complex layout of the station facility demonstrated the usefulness of an agent based approach to...
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MARS Advertising and Concentric Software Announce New Partnership - PR Newswire (press release)

MARS Advertising and Concentric Software Announce New Partnership PR Newswire (press release) SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today MARS Advertising, a leading shopper marketing company, announces an exciting new global partnership...
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Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science

Brains, it has recently been argued, are essentially prediction machines. They are bundles of cells that support perception and action by constantly attempting to match incoming sensory inputs with top-down expectations or predictions. This is achieved using a hierarchical generative model that aims to minimize prediction error within a bidirectional cascade of cortical processing. Such accounts offer a unifying model of perception and action, illuminate the functional role of attention, and may neatly capture the special contribution of cortical processing to adaptive success. This target article critically examines this “hierarchical prediction machine” approach, concluding that it offers the best clue yet to the shape of a unified science of mind and action.

 

Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science
Andy Clark

Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Volume 36 / Issue 03 / June 2013, pp 181-204

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X12000477


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GIS and Agent-Based Modelling: SFI Talks on YouTube

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GIS and Agent-Based Modelling ... were worth sharing. At this time their YouTube channel has 95 videos ranging across complexity science such as the Emergence of Complex Societies and Cities, Scaling and Sustainability.
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Manchester-Complexity: A hands-on introduction to Agent-Based ...

The Institute for Social Change, the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research and the Centre for Policy Modelling will be running a 2-day introduction to agent-based simulation. This workshop is funded by a ...
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GIS and Agent-Based Modelling: Complexity and Planning: Systems ...

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Complexity, complex systems and complexity theories are becoming increasingly important within a variety disciplines. While these issues are less well known within the discipline of spatial planning, there has been a recent ...
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Hierarchy in complex systems: the possible and the actual

Hierarchy seems to pervade complexity in both living and artificial systems. Despite its relevance, no general theory that captures all features of hierarchy and its origins has been proposed yet. Here we present a formal approach resulting from the convergence of theoretical morphology and network theory that allows constructing a 3D morphospace of hierarchies and hence comparing the hierarchical organization of ecological, cellular, technological and social networks. Embedded within large voids in the morphospace of all possible hierarchies, four major groups are identified. Two of them match the expected from random networks with similar connectivity, thus suggesting that non-adaptive factors are at work. Ecological and gene networks define the other two, indicating that their topological order is the result of functional constraints. These results are consistent with an exploration of the morphospace using {\em in silico} evolved networks.

 

Hierarchy in complex systems: the possible and the actual

Bernat Corominas-Murtra, Joaquín Goñi, Ricard V. Solé, Carlos Rodríguez-Caso

http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.2503


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Managing Business Complexity

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This part is followed by a short description of historical roots and predecessors of agent-based modelling like complex adaptive systems or cellular automata. After that an overall overview of different modelling techniques ...
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MAS&S 2013 : 7th Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and ... - WikiCFP

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MAS&S 2013 aims at providing a forum for discussing recent advances in Engineering Complex Systems by exploiting Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation. In particular, the areas of interest are the following (although this list should not be ...
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