Interactive Granular Computations in Networks and Systems Engineering: A Practical Perspective

  • Andrzej Jankowski

Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Introduction: Research Motivations, Approaches, Challenges, and Overview of Results

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. CSE: Rudiments

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      Pages 53-53
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  4. The Theory-Practice Gap Problem (TPGP)

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      Pages 79-79
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  5. CSE: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
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      Pages 193-242
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  6. CSE as a Metaphor of Mind “Computations”

  7. WisTech Approach to Models of Mind: Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
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      Pages 435-442
  8. Framework Postulates for Ontology of WisTech Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
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      Pages 477-521
  9. WisTech Introduction to Efficient Acting, Learning, and CSE Project Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 523-523
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      Pages 525-554
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 603-654

About this book


The book outlines selected projects conducted under the supervision of the author. Moreover, it discusses significant relations between Interactive Granular Computing (IGrC) and numerous dynamically developing scientific domains worldwide, along with features characteristic of the author’s approach to IGrC. The results presented are a continuation and elaboration of various aspects of Wisdom Technology, initiated and developed in cooperation with Professor Andrzej Skowron.

Based on the empirical findings from these projects, the author explores the following areas:
(a) understanding the causes of the theory and practice gap problem (TPGP) in complex systems engineering (CSE);(b) generalizing computing models of complex adaptive systems (CAS) (in particular, natural computing models) by constructing an interactive granular computing (IGrC) model of networks of interrelated interacting complex granules (c-granules), belonging to a single agent and/or to a group of agents;

(c) developing methodologies based on the IGrC model to minimize the negative consequences of the TPGP.

 The book introduces approaches to the above issues, using the proposed IGrC model. In particular, the IGrC model refers to the key mechanisms used to control the processes related to the implementation of CSE projects.

 One of the main aims was to develop a mechanism of IGrC control over computations that model a project’s implementation processes to maximize the chances of its success, while at the same time minimizing the emerging risks. In this regard, the IGrC control is usually performed by means of properly selected and enforced (among project participants) project principles. These principles constitute examples of c-granules, expressed by complex vague concepts (represented by c-granules too). The c-granules evolve with time (in particular, the meaning of the concepts is also subject of change). This methodology is illustrated using project principles applied by the author during the implementation of the POLTAX, AlgoTradix, Merix, and Excavio projects outlined in the book.


Networks Engineering Systems Engineering Interactive Granular computations Complex Systems Complex Adaptive Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Jankowski
    • 1
  1. 1.The Piotr Dziubanski Foundation of Knowledge TechnologyWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57626-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57627-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-3370
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-3389
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