Effects of Organizational Dynamics in Adaptive Distributed Search Processes

  • Friederike WallEmail author
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 373)


In this paper, the effects of alternating the organizational setting of distributed adaptive search processes in the course of search processes are investigated. The organizational properties under change include, for example, the coordination mechanisms among agents. We analyze different temporal change modes using an agent-based simulation. Results suggest that inducing organizational dynamics has the potential to increase the effectiveness of search, but that the mode of change in conjunction with the complexity of the search problem considerably affects the order of magnitude of this beneficial effect.


agent-based simulation complexity coordination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alpen-Adria-Universitaet KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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