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Title: Theory of deferred action: Agent-based simulation model for designing complex adaptive systems
Authors: Patel, NV
Eldabi, T
Khan, T
Keywords: Design Science, Agent-based simulation, Emergent information systems, Theory of Deferred Action.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: EMCIS
Citation: Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS2009). Crowne Plaza Hotel, Izmir, 13-14 July 2009
Abstract: Deferred action is the axiom that agents act in emergent organisation to achieve predetermined goals. Enabling deferred action in designed artificial complex adaptive systems like business organisations and IS is problematical. Emergence is an intractable problem for designers because it cannot be predicted. We develop proof-of-concept, conceptual proto-agent model, of emergent organisation and emergent IS to understand better design principles to enable deferred action as a mechanism for coping with emergence in artefacts. We focus on understanding the effect of emergence when designing artificial complex adaptive systems by developing an exploratory proto-agent model and evaluate its suitability for implementation as agent-based simulation.
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Brunel Business School Research Papers

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