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Analyzing the dynamics of stigmergetic interactions through pheromone games

Peter Vrancx, Katja Verbeeck, Ann Nowé
2010 Theoretical Computer Science  
In this paper we propose to use Game Theory to analyze stigmergetic interactions.  ...  We demonstrate how we can use this system to determine the long term system behavior of a simple pheromone model, by analyzing the convergence properties of the pheromone update rule in the approximating  ...  Acknowledgement Peter Vrancx is funded by a Ph.D grant of the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT Vlaanderen).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tcs.2010.03.004 fatcat:djl7y6wd55axzklscvn43d45xu

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul: The Emergent Unfolding of a Complex Adaptive System

Sharon Wohl
2015 International Journal of Islamic Architecture  
This paper theorizes that the Grand Bazaar exhibits the characteristics of a Complex Adaptive System.  ...  Then, it considers specific urban elements found in the Bazaar, in light of complexity theory, to see how these facilitate processes that lead to the emergence of contiguous districts.  ...  Analyzing complexity at the scale of the bazaar can only illuminate complex interactions that operate at this particular field of magnification.  ... 
doi:10.1386/ijia.4.1.39_1 fatcat:pc3oqjcix5bqzexvqemnvqyvbe

Return from the ant

Sven Brückner, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin
In this thesis the operation of the pheromone infrastructure is specified, formally modeled and analyzed, and an implementation is presented.  ...  Sign-based stigmergy through synthetic pheromones is supported by an extension to runtime environments for software agents called the pheromone infrastructure.  ...  This thesis sets up a foundation for the formal description of stigmergetic agent interactions and their analysis.  ... 
doi:10.18452/14615 fatcat:r4vwampyrvatlj4j722f5zuela