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Emergency, Abstract Multiagent Systems and Multi-state-Networks

Adams, James (2002) Emergency, Abstract Multiagent Systems and Multi-state-Networks. Technical Report. CSM-373, University of Essex, Colchester.


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Multiagent systems and multi-state networks are two distinct systems in which emergent phenomena are often cited. An abstract specification for simple multiagent systems is presented, and equivalence between multiagent systems this specification and multi-state networks (a generalisation of systems including Cellular Automata) is demonstrated. The limitations of this translation are highlighted, and similarities and differences in the phenomenon of emergence in the two systems are discussed.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Rachele Winn
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 11:53
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 11:53

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