Centralised and Distributed Organisational Control

  • J. M. E. Gabbai
  • W. A. Wright
  • N. M. Allinson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2412)


As many systems and organisations are migrating from centralised control to a distributed one, there is a need for a better understanding of organisational behaviour. The implications of such a trend are discussed with reference to current agent technology. A custom simulation, together with some preliminary results, for the investigation of organisational scenarios is presented. Finally, the development of suitable metrics to quantify the efficiency and effectiveness of differing control mechanisms is considered.


Multi Agent System Multiagent System Organisational Behaviour Sensor Range Grid Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. E. Gabbai
    • 1
  • W. A. Wright
    • 2
  • N. M. Allinson
    • 1
  1. 1.UMISTManchesterEngland
  2. 2.BAE SYSTEMSBristolEngland

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