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Socially-Sensitive Systems Design: Exploring Social Potential

Kirstie Bellman, Jean Botev, Hanno Hildmann, Peter R. Lewis, Stephen Marsh, Jeremy Pitt, Ingo Scholtes, Sven Tomforde
2017 IEEE technology & society magazine  
Acknowledgements This article was initiated at the Dagstuhl Seminar 15482 -"Social Concepts in Self-Organising Systems".  ...  Accordingly, this position paper discusses the question of how to understand and formalise the role of social concepts in self-organising socio-technical systems.  ...  As discussed above, we have the beginnings of social concepts, including relations, already in use or in research (e.g., trusted for a specific shared goal within a specific context).  ... 
doi:10.1109/mts.2017.2728727 fatcat:7o6beykglba67l7uymu4p5flgm

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

Mihaela Ulieru
2012 Unifying Themes in Complex Systems VII  
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  ...  dynamics in the emergence of such large scale interdependent meta-organizations.  ...  This approach opens the possibility of tuning the bottom-up emergence of robust structure via market models [8] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-18003-3_25 fatcat:hyqlrc5rgzggbcglyxvu76g2oe

Towards an Agent-Based Infrastructure to Support Virtual Organisations [chapter]

Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum
2002 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
As in human societies, we argue that norms and institutions are a way for agent societies to cope with the challenge of social order.  ...  In this paper, we present a framework for the support of virtual organisations based on agent societies.  ...  When multi-agent systems, or agent societies, are considered from an organisational point of view, the concept of desirable social behaviour becomes of utmost importance.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35585-6_39 fatcat:aezk6yxfufhs3h2jgqiuswc3ym

Catchment management agencies as crucibles in which to develop responsible leaders in South Africa

MC Dent
2012 Water S.A  
a unique and nourishing context for self-organising that simultaneously connects to South Africa's water governance mainstream of policies, laws, institutions and administrative procedures.  ...  Such social learning processes demand leadership and the ongoing development of leaders at all levels.  ...  We just need the courage to face ourselves in the mirror, then enter and stay in that crucible of learning. Scientific REBA T and YOUNG J (2008)  ... 
doi:10.4314/wsa.v38i2.17 fatcat:nkgo75ktlnaurh6v76mg6kvvvu

Medical revalidation as professional regulatory reform: Challenging the power of enforceable trust in the United Kingdom

Zoey Spendlove
2018 Social Science and Medicine  
The paper concludes by challenging the concept of state enforceable trust and the theorisation that professional groups are effectively regulated and controlled by means of national and organisational  ...  This paper explores how the disorganised nature of the organisation hindered rather than facilitated robust processes of professional governance and regulation, fostering formalistic rather than genuine  ...  Reforming of UK medical self-regulation: From embodied to enforceable trust The introduction of revalidation as regulatory reform in the UK can be discussed in relation to the concept of accountability-based  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.04.004 pmid:29655119 fatcat:mdi3ozpcxjcxjphiobbg544tbe

Motivating Change: a grounded theory of how to achieve large-scale, sustained change, co-created with improvement organisations across the UK

Jenna P Breckenridge, Nicola Gray, Madalina Toma, Sue Ashmore, Ruth Glassborow, Cameron Stark, Mary J Renfrew
2019 BMJ Open Quality  
As such, evidence of change becomes evidence for change.  ...  (n=42) from three leading change organisations in the UK, spanning health, education and social care, took part in three consultation meetings with the aim of sharing knowledge about sustaining large-scale  ...  The authors also thank the team in NHS East Lancashire for sharing their experiences of achieving the BFI Gold Award to help illustrate the concepts within the theory.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2018-000553 pmid:31259285 pmcid:PMC6568165 fatcat:twboqjwiefazjg2avjmiwvz4bm

Digital identity as a platform for improving refugee management

Shirin Madon, Emrys Schoemaker
2021 Information Systems Journal  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors thank Carsten Sorensen for his valuable comments which helped us to improve the paper.  ...  DATA AVAILABILITY STATEMENT The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request. ENDNOTES  ...  We study the process of platformisation as a move from a closed, transaction-based system to an open architecture which enables organisations from outside the humanitarian eco-system to provide services  ... 
doi:10.1111/isj.12353 fatcat:7mzmk4uohzc73nvv7nmci7jplm

Evaluation of the Role of Advocacy and the Quality of Care in Reducing Health Inequalities for People with Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Jonathan Sahu, Jill Aylott
2019 Zenodo  
However, primary data demonstrate poor knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, poor knowledge of organisational systems, processes and evidence based practice applied for people with AIDD.  ...  This research project was designed as an organisational case study, in a large secondary health care hospital within the National Health Service (NHS), to assess the quality of care provided to people  ...  "a culture in which failings in care from the basis for learning for organisations and for the system as a whole".  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3455661 fatcat:tsgzbeq4svbd5kyxwqkwkuny74

Trust and Reputation for Successful Software Self-organisation [chapter]

Jean-Marc Seigneur, Pierpaolo Dondio
2011 Natural Computing Series  
Secondly, in protection of open collaborative software, such as Wikipedia.  ...  Firstly, in quality assessment of open source software, discussing the case where different trustors have different understandings of trust and trust estimation methods.  ...  time of software self-organisation, and in development of open collaborative software such as Wikipedia.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17348-6_8 fatcat:zikljtdwmzd5bn3nn7hial4vne

Transformational leadership can improve workforce competencies

Juliana Thompson
2012 Nursing management  
Leaders who challenge budgets, consider new ways of working and engage effectively with the workforce can improve productivity and care, while those who invest in appropriate learning will have a highly  ...  The author explains how integration of leadership roles and management functions can lead to innovative problem solving.  ...  In other words, if the educating organisation and the training organisation believe a particular clinical skill is the remit of the other, instruction in that skill can be overlooked.  ... 
doi:10.7748/nm2012. pmid:22479828 fatcat:3icgpr5fgjhgxealmoi474wuv4

Insights on fostering the emergence of robust conservation actions from Zimbabwe's CAMPFIRE program

Duan Biggs, Natalie C. Ban, Juan Carlos Castilla, Stefan Gelcich, Morena Mills, Edson Gandiwa, Michel Etienne, Andrew T. Knight, Pablo A. Marquet, Hugh P. Possingham
2019 Global Ecology and Conservation  
how to support and enable such self-organised action for conservation.  ...  One strategy to address threats to biodiversity in the face of ongoing budget constraints is to create an enabling environment that facilitates individuals, communities and other groups to self-organise  ...  We would also like to thank Common Property Researchers Michael Cox and Michael Schoon for their review of the principles of emergence that we identified.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00538 fatcat:tsxnubj6ubeappyrrocs5lffd4

Knowledge Management for Self-Organised Resource Allocation

David Burth Kurka, Jeremy Pitt, Josiah Ober
2019 ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems  
open, inclusive, transparent and effective in self-governed social technical systems.  ...  On the other hand, the system must be sufficiently restricted (stable, robust) to prevent a subset of the group from exploiting this openness 'against itself', as it were, by usurping control of the system  ...  Finally, in cases of bad, inefficient or unfair governance, there should be mechanisms that allow the reformation of both rules and rulers, enabling the emergence of adaptive self-organised systems.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3337796 fatcat:pkrvayl5u5foladil5jnpq45dq

Current and future states: reinventing enterprise excellence

Harry S. Hertz, Shaun Barker, Rick Edgeman
2018 Total Quality Management and Business Excellence  
These sorts of things and many others happen, so the question is how flexible can we be as an organisation, and that is why the robustness of the systems must be included.  ...  The systems and tools that are enabling those systems must be examined since they drive behaviourif we are not getting the needed behaviour, then something is awry in our systems and tools.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14783363.2018.1444475 fatcat:kegxmnotnrer5czfsk5mgjz6jy

Trust in anthropology

Alberto Corsín Jiménez
2011 Anthropological Theory  
The article explores some of the assumptions behind the current valence of the notion of trust and in particular its entanglement in discourses of social robustness, the management and reporting of (corporate  ...  If public trust functions as the political epistemology of neoliberal society, an anthropological theory of trust ought perhaps to reaffirm instead our trust in anthropological theory and comparison.  ...  Thanks also to Eric Hirsch and Sharon Macdonald for allowing me to present a first version of this paper at the panel on 'Creativity and temporality' they convened for the ASA Conference in Aberdeen on  ... 
doi:10.1177/1463499611407392 fatcat:5ziljbwt65expcj27npezgirwq

A Survey of Self-Organization Mechanisms in Multiagent Systems

Dayong Ye, Minjie Zhang, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
2017 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics. Systems  
This paper surveys the literature over a period of the last decades in the field of self-organising multi-agent systems.  ...  This paper serves as a guide and a starting point for anyone who will conduct research on self-organisation in multi-agent systems.  ...  Organisational design The research of organisational self-design can be traced back to 1977. Weick [79] discussed the application of the concept of self-designing systems in social organisations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsmc.2015.2504350 fatcat:pxcpilmesjc6hdijxci23zk2pu
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