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Coordination of Complex Sociotechnical Systems

Self-organisation of Knowledge in MoK


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Stefano Mariani
    Pages 1-5
  3. Coordination of Complex Sociotechnical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Stefano Mariani
      Pages 9-23
    3. Stefano Mariani
      Pages 25-75
    4. Stefano Mariani
      Pages 77-127
    5. Stefano Mariani
      Pages 129-152
  4. Self-organisation of Knowledge in 𝓜olecules 𝓸f 𝓚nowledge

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Stefano Mariani
      Pages 233-234

About this book


The book discusses the main issues of coordination in complex sociotechnical systems, covering distributed, self-organising, and pervasive systems. A chemistry-inspired model of coordination, a situated architecture and coordination language, and a cognitive model of interaction are the ingredients of the Molecules of Knowledge (MoK) model for self-organisation of knowledge presented in this book. The MoK technology is discussed, along with some case studies in the fields of collaborative systems, academic research, and citizen journalism.

The target audience includes researchers and practitioners in the field of complex software systems engineering. The book is also appropriate for graduate and late undergraduate students in computer science and engineering.


Sociotechnical Systems Selforganisation Chemistry-Inspired Coordination Situated Coordination Behavioural Implicit Communication Knowledge Management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dipt di Informatica – Scienza e Ingegneria (DISI)Università di BolognaBolognaItaly

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