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On the role of stigmergy in cognition

Luís Correia, Ana M. Sebastião, Pedro Santana
2016 Progress in Artificial Intelligence  
Stigmergy in the brain Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators Stigmergy being a coordination mechanism, in which an action left in a medium stimulates the performance of a subsequent action, it becomes  ...  In a series of two articles Heylighen (2016a) and (Heylighen, 2016b ) reviews a variety of cases and analyses this mechanism in detail.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13748-016-0107-z fatcat:mwap6ysegjakhcjfoxdhgnkeda

General theory of stigmergy: Modelling stigma semantics

Aiden Dipple, Kerry Raymond, Michael Docherty
2014 Cognitive Systems Research  
Stigmergy describes a communication mechanism based on environment-mediated signals which trigger responses among the insects.  ...  Stigmergy is also observed in human environments, both natural and engineered. It is implicit in the Web where sites provide a virtual environment supporting coordinative contributions.  ...  Stigmergy is shown as being pervasive within human systems and the power of the phenomenon stems from the lack of requiring a central control mechanism.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2014.02.002 fatcat:nt3tr335wfgbhbb3w6gvwjapwi

Collective intelligence: An emergent semiotic system [Inteligencia colectiva: un sistema semiótico emergente]

Francesco Consiglio
2018 Zenodo  
of a common semiotic system, such as the cultural structures shared by them all and representing their common ground, the cultural niche where they born and grow up (their collective imagery, for instance  ...  The main idea I shall argue for in this article is that collective intelligence can be explained as a result emerging from the activity of a group of individual agents, all of which act within the framework  ...  Acknowledgements This article is a modified and extended version of one published in Quaderni della Ginestra 22 (2017), with the title "Intelligenza di gruppo e sistemi multi-agente".  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2551882 fatcat:fez42zbycnfctm2mpmhywaiirm

Elements of software ecosystem early-stage design for collective intelligence systems

Juergen Musil, Angelika Musil, Stefan Biffl
2013 Proceedings of the 2013 International Workshop on Ecosystem Architectures - WEA 2013  
We have identified selforganization and feedback mechanisms as essential characteristics in CI-centered SECOs and thus introduce design elements for structuring them properly at an early stage of design  ...  We discuss the concept with a real-world use case from a widely used CI-centered SECO, Wikipedia. A major result is the successful mapping of the design elements to the specific SECO elements.  ...  An interesting control process is stigmergy (from Greek stigma: sign, and ergon: work), which is a bio-inspired indirect communication mechanism, where agents communicate by modifying their environment  ... 
doi:10.1145/2501585.2501590 dblp:conf/sigsoft/MusilMB13 fatcat:mcxajwkssjg4dgwovg4nxuadee

SRoCS: Leveraging Stigmergy on a Multi-robot Construction Platform for Unknown Environments [chapter]

Michael Allwright, Navneet Bhalla, Haitham El-faham, Anthony Antoun, Carlo Pinciroli, Marco Dorigo
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In nature, social insects coordinate the construction of their nests using stigmergy, a mechanism of indirect coordination that is robust and adaptive.  ...  Current implementations of decentralized multi-robot construction systems are limited to construction of rudimentary structures such as walls and clusters, or rely on the use of blueprints for regulation  ...  For this reason, a system that is robust and capable of performing construction in a variety of environments without specific programming is desirable.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09952-1_14 fatcat:oyo2allvpreermfxbzgg2de644

Merging the real with the virtual: Crowd behaviour mining with virtual environments

Eugene Ch'ng, Vince Gaffney, Paul Garwood, Henry Chapman, Richard Bates, Wolfgang Neubauer
2016 2016 22nd International Conference on Virtual System & Multimedia (VSMM)  
monuments and using state of the art geophysical and remote sensing survey.  ...  Despite this, a search for crowdsourcing using virtual environments did not yield many results.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vsmm.2016.7863209 dblp:conf/vsmm/ChngGGCBN16 fatcat:khhkk632ang6tisrd3nfc22fjy

Combining stigmergic and flocking behaviors to coordinate swarms of drones performing target search

Mario G. C. A. Cimino, Alessandro Lazzeri, Gigliola Vaglini
2015 2015 6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA)  
For this purpose, it is challenging to investigate the use of biologically-inspired mechanisms.  ...  In this paper, we present a novel and fully decentralized model for target search, and experiment it empirically using a multi-agent simulation platform.  ...  A fundamental swarm coordination mechanism is markerbased stigmergy [4] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/iisa.2015.7387990 dblp:conf/iisa/CiminoLV15a fatcat:f5teopu375hg3pcyhixlnf72sy

Self-Organisation and Emergence in MAS: An Overview

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Anthony Karageorgos
2006 Informatica (Ljubljana, Tiskana izd.)  
This paper aims to define the concepts of self-organisation and emergence and to provide a state of the art survey about the different classes of self-organisation mechanisms applied in the multi-agent  ...  The spread of the Internet and the evolution of mobile communication, have created new possibilities for software applications such as ubiquitous computing, dynamic supply chains and medical home care.  ...  Acknowledgement This work is partly supported by the Swiss NSF grant 200020-105476/1 and Agentlink III.  ... 
dblp:journals/informaticaSI/SerugendoGK06 fatcat:ncxf5kqsybfwzb6dfodhxwla3q

Self-Organisation: Paradigms and Applications [chapter]

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Noria Foukia, Salima Hassas, Anthony Karageorgos, Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Omer F. Rana, Mihaela Ulieru, Paul Valckenaers, Chris Van Aart
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The aim of this paper is to survey natural and artificial complex systems exhibiting emergent behaviour, and to outline the mechanisms enabling such behaviours. environment.  ...  Insects, such as ants, termites, or bees, mark their environment using a chemical volatile substance, called the pheromone, for example, as do ants to mark a food trail.  ...  The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the EU Agentcities.NET partners. Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo is supported by Swiss NSF grant 21-68026.02.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24701-2_1 fatcat:3xyoolwk7vf6hc4ncrtj2zjqua

A Preliminary Study on Anticipatory Stigmergy for Traffic Management

Jun Takahashi, Ryo Kanamori, Takayuki Ito
2012 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology  
Some approaches have been trying to handle short-term traffic information in which a stigmergy-based approach is employed as an indirect communication method for cooperation among distributed agents and  ...  Managing traffic congestion is one of the main issues for smart cities, and many works have been trying to address it from the IT and Transportation research perspectives.  ...  Here, a point-based mechanism is adopted for exchanging the rights to pass a congested road during peak demand. Congestion pricing is a kind of centralized mechanism.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wi-iat.2012.121 dblp:conf/iat/TakahashiKI12 fatcat:irkumr63pzg2xbbl62tbgajolm

Knowledge machines

Paul Smart
2018 Knowledge engineering review (Print)  
Other Web-based systems have highlighted the ways in which the human social environment can be used to support the development of intelligent systems, either by contributing to the provision of epistemic  ...  These include the potential impact of knowledge machines for the theory and practice of knowledge engineering, the role of social participation in the realization of knowledge-based processes, and the  ...  Acknowledgement This work is supported under SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0269888918000139 fatcat:edyjpakfqjgexcbq6lxfsf7oyi

Self-Organising Mechanisms from Social and Business/Economics Approaches

Salima Hassas, Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Anthony Karageorgos, Cristiano Castelfranchi
2006 Informatica (Ljubljana, Tiskana izd.)  
The paper presents different mechanisms originating from existing social systems, such as stigmergy from social insects behaviours, epidemic spreading, gossiping, trust and reputation inspired by human  ...  The applicability of socially inspired approaches in the engineering of self-organising computing systems is then illustrated with applications concerning WWW, computer networks and business communities  ...  Robots with primitive behaviour are able to achieve a spatial environment structuring by forming clusters of similar objects via the mechanism of stigmergy described above.  ... 
dblp:journals/informaticaSI/HassasSKC06 fatcat:gvph64qzr5exndvijfqjerbv74

Stigmergy and Collaboration: Tracing the Contingencies of Mediated Interaction

Devan Rosen, Daniel D Suthers
2011 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
The form of data used in this research are traces of activity left when people create and edit digital artifacts, and when navigating around hyperlinked environments.  ...  Using intentional and unintentional traces of activity to generate social graphs provides a unique window into collaboration and interaction.  ...  Likewise, social and information scientists across disciplines can use the framework to analyze the dynamic data generated in networked environments for both a historical description of stigmergy and recommendations  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2011.385 dblp:conf/hicss/RosenS11 fatcat:u5tapmjv45c43elec6lszk22nq

A Brief History of Stigmergy

Guy Theraulaz, Eric Bonabeau
1999 Artificial Life  
Stigmergy is a class of mechanisms that mediate animal-animal interactions.  ...  In this article we describe the history of stigmergy in the context of social insects and discuss the general properties of two distinct stigmergic mechanisms: quantitative stigmergy and qualitative stigmergy  ...  Theraulaz and a grant from the Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées to G. Theraulaz.  ... 
doi:10.1162/106454699568700 pmid:10633572 fatcat:tgftamox4fbkzdhshe3hqh3gde

Evaluation of anticipatory stigmergy strategies for traffic management

Ryo Kanamori, Jun Takahashi, Takayuki Ito
2012 2012 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)  
Some approaches have been trying to handle short-term traffic information in which a stigmergy-based approach is employed as an indirect communication method for cooperation among distributed agents and  ...  In this paper, we propose and evaluate an anticipatory stigmergy model for traffic management.  ...  Here, a pointbased mechanism is adopted for exchanging the rights to pass a congested road during peak demand. Congestion pricing is a kind of centralized mechanism.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vnc.2012.6407442 dblp:conf/vnc/KanamoriTI12 fatcat:viifar3arzeyniogwf2sjpi2ru
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