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Complementarity: In Search of the Biology of Systems

Brian Sauser, John Boardman
2007 2007 IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering  
We seek a science and approach that we believe will provide richer insight into system failure, 'health' maintenance, repair, replication, growth, and mutation.  ...  Today biologists from a myriad of domains of specialism are once again seeing the virtue of systems thinking and its fundamentals as evidenced by the wealth of interest in systems biology.  ...  We seek a science and approach that we believe will provide richer insight into system failure, 'health' maintenance, repair, replication, growth, and mutation, all those features of the evolution of systems  ... 
doi:10.1109/sysose.2007.4304303 dblp:conf/sysose/SauserB07 fatcat:cruvdpg5dbg5fm2mc6iwu7ppua

Discontinuous Phenomena of Holonic Design: Functional Completeness Versus Solution Completeness

Homam Issa, Egon Ostrosi, Michel Lenczner, Rabie Habib
2014 Procedia CIRP  
Discrimination can be seen as the degree to which a function (respectively design parameter) refuses to recognize design parameters of other holons.  ...  Thus two control parameters: (a) completeness of design parameters and (b) completeness of functions, have been defined. The behavior of the holon design defines the output.  ...  Fundamental insights into Holonic Systems Design, augmented with more recent research results on complex adaptive systems and discusses implications for the design of Holonic Multi-Agent Systems are presented  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2014.03.167 fatcat:impwej3p7fhfpmupuciu2kqvau

Algorithmic Self-Governance and the Design of Socio-Technical Systems

Jeremy V. Pitt, Dídac Busquets, Ada Diaconescu, Andrzej Nowak, Agnieszka Rychwalska, Magdalena Roszczynska-Kurasinska
2014 European Conference on Social Intelligence  
In particular, it proposes the idea of algorithmic selfgovernance, which interleaves dynamic social psychology, holonic systems and self-organising electronic institutions, can provide a basis for developing  ...  socio-technical (eco)systems which empower solutions to largescale collective action problems.  ...  In such a holonic architecture of global systems policies turn from single-paths set towards globally defined goals into constraints defining the boundaries for micro-governance at each level of the social  ... 
dblp:conf/ecsi/PittBDNRR14 fatcat:szaabl3t3vg3nealcy4x65j5ty

Value of digital information networks: a holonic framework

António Madureira, Nico Baken, Harry Bouwman
2011 Netnomics  
We demonstrate that our framework provides significant conceptual addedvalue and, more fundamentally, allows for traditional measures of economic value (e.g. productivity and growth), as well as for other  ...  Fischer describes a design of the architecture of a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) system based upon holonic models [67] .  ...  Adelsberger proposes coordination mechanisms developed within economic frameworks to design manufacturing holonic multi agent systems [3] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11066-011-9057-6 fatcat:4zazfcylcbc4ropd54p6phksku

In Search of Systems "DNA"

John Boardman, Brian Sauser, Dinesh Verma
2009 Journal of Computers  
We seek a science and approach that we believe will provide richer insight into system failure, 'health' maintenance, repair, replication, growth, and mutation, all those features of the evolution of systems  ...  We propose to go deeper into the structure of these systems and to discover the "DNA" (building blocks) of these systems.  ...  Relative to conceptual systems that are actually a means of design (of other systems), for example systems engineering, considerable emphasis is placed on translating functional requirements into structural  ... 
doi:10.4304/jcp.4.10.1043-1052 fatcat:xa2gbjyqpfadpgqfjup2oka4gy

A Complex Systems Approach to the Design and Evaluation of Holistic Security Ecosystems [chapter]

Mihaela Ulieru
2012 Unifying Themes in Complex Systems VII  
The model is based on recent developments of the holonic paradigm of cross-organizational workflow coordination and decision making.  ...  A conceptual model for the design and evaluation of Holistic Security Ecosystems is introduced together with a proof of concept test bed for exploring the social, cognitive, geographic and informational  ...  A fundamental question to be faced by any discussion of C2 is: what are the requirements for which a C2 design is the answer.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-18003-3_25 fatcat:hyqlrc5rgzggbcglyxvu76g2oe

Reference architecture for holonic manufacturing systems: PROSA

Hendrik Van Brussel, Jo Wyns, Paul Valckenaers, Luc Bongaerts, Patrick Peeters
1998 Computers in industry (Print)  
The data and functions give a more detailed insight in the responsibilities of the three basic holons.  ...  Equipment holons can be grouped into a workstation holon, workstation holons are grouped into a shop holon, shops are grouped into a factory.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0166-3615(98)00102-x fatcat:gcymzyk37fbqnlapqs4jor6v4y

Relational Science: A Synthesis

John J. Kineman
2011 Axiomathes  
Acknowledgements I wish to acknowledge those on two sides of the planet who contributed insights, support, patience, and encouragement over the many years it required to develop and complete this work.  ...  In the three sections that follow the new terms of this synthesis will be applied to reveal insights into Rosen's M-R systems.  ...  The question can be put this way: Do processes create design or do they realize design?  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10516-011-9154-z fatcat:vkhhjsp42vcfrfmkj2z7jv6yta

3TZ Collaborative Team Environments Incorporating the Hybrid Holonic Architecture

Zenon Chaczko, Chris Chiu, Ryszard Klempous, Jan Nikodem
2010 2010 17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Engineering of Computer Based Systems  
The benefits of collaborative project management tools go beyond a uniform platform to deploy project resources, but to also enhance systemic processes and engineering practice.  ...  The paper describes a business reengineering process (BPR) approach to address multi-timezone (3-timezone or 3TZ) collaborative teamwork environments by combining the Holonic architecture with the Zachman  ...  Realisation: Reuse the existing weights/values of the last reengineered teleholon and factor the change in constructs/form into the 3TZ Holonic architectural space.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ecbs.2010.42 dblp:conf/ecbs/ChaczkoCKN10 fatcat:n4yqt2m4hnbotonnomnu2idom4

Coupling predictive scheduling and reactive control in manufacturing hybrid control architectures: state of the art and future challenges

Olivier Cardin, Damien Trentesaux, André Thomas, Pierre Castagna, Thierry Berger, Hind Bril El-Haouzi
2015 Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing  
One important research activity in that field focuses on holonic/multi-agent control systems that couple predictive/proactive and reactive mechanisms into agents/holons.  ...  Relying on an extensive review of the state of the art, three main challenges are highlighted: the estimation of the future performances of the system in reactive mode, the design of efficient switching  ...  More recently, an interesting initiative, the ARUM project Stellingwerff and Pazienza 2014) , aimed at designing a holonic multi-agent system combined with a service architecture designed to improve performance  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10845-015-1139-0 fatcat:sawrik5sg5akzghtjefwatkmnm

Structured engagement in the extended enterprise

John T. Boardman, Ben T. Clegg
2001 International Journal of Operations & Production Management  
Discusses the necessity for the conscious recognition of the phenomenon known as the extended enterprise; this demands that product, process and supply chain design are all considered simultaneously.  ...  Names for each of these stages have been proposed: in sequence these are``explore new propulsion system concepts'',``design new propulsion system'',``design engine subsystems'',``develop propulsion system  ...  `H olonic'' manufacturing is seen as a way to emphasise the human-technical interface, and increase agility in manufacturing: Holonic manufacturing systems are composed of``holons''.  ... 
doi:10.1108/01443570110390471 fatcat:fwacplenezamng5h7mhbepp3ti

Industry 4.0 smart reconfigurable manufacturing machines

Jeff Morgan, Mark Halton, Yuansong Qiao, John G. Breslin
2021 Journal of manufacturing systems  
A B S T R A C T This paper provides a fundamental research review of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS), which uniquely explores the state-of-the-art in distributed and decentralized machine control  ...  Key areas reviewed include: (a) RMSfundamentals, design rational, economic benefits, needs and challenges; (b) Machine Controlmodern operational technology, vertical and horizontal system integration,  ...  The aggregate of Agent-Based Design and Holonic Systems results in the visualization of a complex system through Holonic hierarchical and heterarchical structures and substructures, and the incorporation  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jmsy.2021.03.001 fatcat:sv3e4hyiefbbvhqxttwo3n6vr4

Specifying Self-organising Logistics System: Openness, Intelligence, and Decentralised Control [chapter]

Shenle Pan, Damien Trentesaux, Yves Sallez
2017 Studies in Computational Intelligence  
This paper contributes to the development of a novel paradigm in logistics, i.e. self-organising logistics system (SoLS).  ...  A SoLS can be considered as a logistics system that can function without significant intervention by human, and without central control by software.  ...  Multi-agents System: system to coordinate intelligent behaviour among a group of agents which are autonomous and flexible computational systems [21] . Holonic System: a system composed of holons.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51100-9_9 fatcat:jtgmxhwtf5gmvclpbybbmuvxsu

Critical Infrastructures as Complex Systems: A Multi-level Protection Architecture [chapter]

Pierluigi Assogna, Glauco Bertocchi, Antonio DiCarlo, Franco Milicchio, Alberto Paoluzzi, Giorgio Scorzelli, Michele Vicentino, Roberto Zollo
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes a security platform as a complex system of holonic communities, that are hierarchically organized, but selfreconfigurable when some of them are detached or cannot otherwise operate  ...  The higher the organizational level of the holonic unit, the more complex and sophisticated each of its characteristic features.  ...  Information security Enforcing information security is a fundamental property for a holonic system whose purpose is to protect critical infrastructures.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03552-4_36 fatcat:wpfmgr4gifeh5csmmjkw2n2e4u

Toward a Resilience Framework for Sustainable Engineered Systems

Mansour Rahimi, Azad M. Madni
2014 Procedia Computer Science  
Resilience engineering (RE) is a new systems engineering design approach that takes into consideration such likelihoods and provides ways of generating prevention schemas before perturbations turn into  ...  system failures.  ...  Understanding these mechanisms can be expected to provide new insights into the structure of sustainable engineered systems and eventually become an enabler in evaluating resilience management strategies  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2014.03.096 fatcat:hbcevpq4fnemrhr3qjj2rwepq4
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