Assessing Self Organization and Emergence in C2 Processes
Conference paper with briefing charts
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER NORTH CHARLESTON SC
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We are interested in investigating if we can properly assess whether or not emergent and self organizing capabilities will really improve command and control. To this end, the following questions seem paramount 1. How does one predict that a capability is about to emerge or self organize 2. How does one know or assess if a newly self organized or emergent capability will be better or worse than the capabilities currently available in a process 3. What types of knowledge are required to enable agents to be able to exhibit emergent capabilities or self organizing capabilities The primary conclusions of this research are 1. That we should develop a rigorous assessment process, capable of predicting and evaluating both emergent and self organizing capabilities. 2. That much more theoretical work and development is necessary to produce emergent and self organizing capabilities which can be relied upon in a military context. 3. Our primary research goal should be to validate how Critically interacting components self-organize to form potentially evolving structures exhibiting a hierarchy of emergent system properties. 4. That the agents expected to exhibit the self organizational and emergent capabilities must be able to learn and have access to multiple knowledge types.
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- Military Forces and Organizations