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Formalising Situatedness and Adaptation in Electronic Institutions [chapter]

Jordi Campos, Maite López-Sánchez, Juan Antonia Rodríguez-Aguilar, Marc Esteva
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper suggests a solution consisting of two EI extensions to incorporate situatedness and adaptation to the institution.  ...  Similarly to institutions in human societies, Electronic Institutions (EI) provide structured frameworks for Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) to regulate agents' interactions.  ...  Conclusions and Future work In this paper, we focus on dening adaptation and situatedness for Electronic Institutions (EI).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-00443-8_9 fatcat:f4dn6lx24renhfmslmhc3xmr3m

Using a modified nominal group technique to develop general practice

Elisabeth Søndergaard, Ruth K. Ertmann, Susanne Reventlow, Kirsten Lykke
2018 BMC Family Practice  
The panel used the technique to agree on the key clinical and socioeconomic themes to include in new electronic records for the seven preventive child health examinations in Denmark.  ...  a template that could be adapted for all seven preventive child health examinations.  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12875-018-0811-9 pmid:30021508 pmcid:PMC6052560 fatcat:soz72oykn5boddidvusxrirxly

Formal ReSpecT in the A&A Perspective

Andrea Omicini
2007 Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  
In particular, we take the ReSpecT language for programming the behaviour of tuple centres [15, 25] and its formal model [14] , and discuss its re-formulation in the A&A framework.  ...  Coordination models and languages have found a new course in the context of MAS (multiagent systems).  ...  This paper owes a lot to a number of brilliant people that have worked with me on ReSpecT in the last decade: mostly, Marco Venuti, Antonio Natali, Enrico Denti, and Alessandro Ricci.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2007.03.006 fatcat:hlwq7nqp4fblnirt5qaxp7dtoa

Agency, design and 'slow democracy'

Michael Saward
2015 Time & Society  
In this context, and in an effort to rebuild the debate on a stronger and more fruitful base, the article underscores the potential of political agency to shape democracy's temporality, and reframes 'slow  ...  Can democracy be resilient in an increasingly 'high-speed society'? Social acceleration, some critics argue, poses a serious threat to the idea and practice of democracy.  ...  Consider the citizens' initiative and referendum, deliberative policy forums, electronic town meetings, participatory budgeting, autonomous associative governance, or even formalised procedures for delay  ... 
doi:10.1177/0961463x15584254 fatcat:cwnd6baj2vgkxelfacsgpklvei

Autonomic communication services: a new challenge for software agents

Raffaele Quitadamo, Franco Zambonelli
2008 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
design, development, and execution of "autonomic" (i.e., self-organizing, self-adaptive and context-aware) communication services.  ...  a model, and more in general for influencing and advancing the whole area of autonomic communication.  ...  The ideas of Electronic Institutions and norm-aware agent societies have been proposed as a model to rule interactions among software agents using norms (e.g. obligations, permissions, etc.) [51] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-008-9054-9 fatcat:qafcewl36jeczc37ywe5rs4hky

A systematic literature review to probe design guidelines for a self-directed blended learning environment [chapter]

Dorothy Laubscher, North-West University, Chantelle Bosch, North-West University
2021 NWU Self-Directed Learning Series  
The grant holder acknowledges that opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in any publication generated by the NRF-supported research are those of the authors and the NRF accepts  ...  no liability whatsoever in this regard.  ...  in the situatedness and cultural appropriateness of their own learning.  ... 
doi:10.4102/aosis.2020.bk210.04 fatcat:42dfrwnss5eydckzpmvjzbnojy

Situated and culturally appropriate self-directed multimodal learning [chapter]

Jako Olivier, North-West University
2021 NWU Self-Directed Learning Series  
The grant holder acknowledges that opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in any publication generated by the NRF-supported research are those of the authors and the NRF accepts  ...  no liability whatsoever in this regard.  ...  in the situatedness and cultural appropriateness of their own learning.  ... 
doi:10.4102/aosis.2020.bk210.07 fatcat:35672vxbavdo5isfdnxsojodky

Connecting flows and places: Flows of (open) data to, from and within hyperlocal communities in Tanzania [chapter]

François van Schalkwyk
2020 Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts  
Chapter 7 in the edited volume Situating Open Data.  ...  (DCLI) programme's DataZetu project is acknowledged, as is the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Open Data for Development (OD4D) in the presentation of a draft of this  ...  chapter at the Open Data Research Symposium in Buenos Aires in September 2018.  ... 
doi:10.47622/978-1-928502-12-8_7 fatcat:atm3kajyk5csrdj7bo6v4ivtsm

For a situational analytics: An interpretative methodology for the study of situations in computational settings

Noortje Marres
2020 Big Data & Society  
Situational analytics scales up this methodology to analyse situations latent in computational data sets with semi-automated methods of textual and visual analysis.  ...  I discuss how this approach deviates from recent analyses of situations in computational social science, and argue that Clarke's framework renders tractable a fundamental methodological problem that arises  ...  Paris) and KCL's Digital Humanities Department, and I am grateful to colleagues at these institutions for organising these events, in particular Jonathan Gray.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2053951720949571 fatcat:ncb3vpn56fb33c7ncf5pw4cjq4

Breaking down online teaching: Innovation and resistance

John Hannon
2009 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
The focus in this paper is </span>online teaching<span>, and breakdowns are scoped beyond the technologies involved and encompass social, material and discursive entities.  ...  entities in online learning offers a strong analytic basis for innovative teaching and learning practice.  ...  These demands were administrative, institutional, technological and pedagogical, and they became manifest in an institutional regime of onscreen marking.  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.1178 fatcat:ze7auztfenez7cz62hliftznsm

The case for an inclusive scholarly communication infrastructure for social sciences and humanities

Maciej Maryl, Marta Błaszczyńska, Agnieszka Szulińska, Paweł Rams
2020 F1000Research  
This article defines and discusses the key areas in which a research infrastructure can play a vital role in making open scholarly communication a reality in SSH: (1) providing a federated and easy access  ...  in SSH; (4) enabling scholarly work in national languages, which is significant for local communities; (5) being governed by researchers and for researchers as a crucial factor for productive, useful  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the following colleagues for their suggestions for improving this article as well as for the insights on the OA situation in their respective countries: Marina Angelaki  ... 
doi:10.12688/f1000research.26545.1 pmid:33520195 pmcid:PMC7816277 fatcat:a4pwopemerfghirwmpobe4d4wy

Autopilot? A reflexive review of the piloting process in qualitative e‐research

Katrina Pritchard, Rebecca Whiting, A. Claudio Bosio
2012 Qualitative research in organization and management  
A reflexive review of the piloting process in qualitative e-research' Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 7 (3) 338-353.  ...  This review is set in a broader context of the qualitative methods literature in which piloting appears largely as an implicit practice.  ...  The authors would like to thank the editor and anonymous reviewers for their insightful remarks, which greatly aided the development of this paper, and for their supportive comments throughout the review  ... 
doi:10.1108/17465641211279798 fatcat:nlatezyigjcsrdkx6xekrswdty

The language/action perspective

H. Weigand
2003 Data & Knowledge Engineering  
And very general knowledge may exist in a very explicit form, for example in the case of formalised international laws.  ...  In section 2, we introduce a new model of context in which implicit and explicit context are distinguished and related to the notions of text and community.  ...  The speech act of marrying is rooted in the age-old institution of marriage and national or religious laws surrounding it.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.datak.2003.09.001 fatcat:nvru46ihfnflrcoiqqwfumdj2u

Challenges and Research Directions in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

Franco Zambonelli, Andrea Omicini
2004 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
, and meso scales.  ...  However, despite the great deal of research in the area, a number of challenges still need to be faced (i) to make agent-based computing a widely accepted paradigm in software engineering practice, and  ...  Acknowledgments We thanks all the students and researchers that, in the past few years, have actively participated to the meetings of the MSEAS AgentLink SIG; and Michael Luck, for his efforts in making  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:agnt.0000038028.66672.1e fatcat:kicooylibfdorayuulqvuvtk6a

Object–Action Complexes: Grounded abstractions of sensory–motor processes

Norbert Krüger, Christopher Geib, Justus Piater, Ronald Petrick, Mark Steedman, Florentin Wörgötter, Aleš Ude, Tamim Asfour, Dirk Kraft, Damir Omrčen, Alejandro Agostini, Rüdiger Dillmann
2011 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
This paper formalises Object-Action Complexes (OACs) as a basis for symbolic representations of sensorimotor experience and behaviours.  ...  OACs are designed to capture the interaction between objects and associated actions in artificial cognitive systems.  ...  We thank Frank Guerin for fruitful discussions and his input to Piaget's understanding of sensory-motor schemas.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2011.05.009 fatcat:f7vdzvvizzfftpvxgf7ujd3uee
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