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FoCAS Metro Map

FoCAS Metro Map

At the FoCAS Video Sprint in early January 2016 we developed the concept of a FoCAS Metro map to highlight the journeys, intersections and destinations of the FoCAS projects. Best viewed Full Screen

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Smarter Cities and Their Innovation Challenges

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M. Naphade, G. Banavar, C. Harrison, Jurij Paraszczak, and Robert Morris In IEEE Computer, Vol. 44, Issue 6, 32-39, 2011 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5875937&tag=1 Used by the SmartSociety project Smart cities are one of the most interesting case studies for research on collective

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The Foundation of Computer Ethics

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T. Bynum ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society, 30:2. 6 – 13. New York: ACM, 2000 http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=572230.572231&coll=DL&dl=ACM&CFID=625842967&CFTOKEN=66608826 Used by the SmartSociety project In developing adaptive systems that will exhibit emergent behaviors, a particular attention must be paid to ethics. In this

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Multiagent Systems: Algorithmic, Game Theoretic and Logical Foundations

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Y. Shoham, K. Leyton-Brown (2009). Cambridge University Press, 2009 http://www.masfoundations.org/mas.pdf Used by the SmartSociety project Multiagent systems are a specific case of collective adaptive systems; in fact, their sociality leads to be a collective set of autonomous entities; their proactiveness

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Algorithmic Game Theory

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N. Nisan, T. Roughgarden, E. Tardos, and V. Vazirani Cambridge Univerity Press, 2007 http://www.cambridge.org/journals/nisan/downloads/Nisan_Non-printable.pdf Used by the SmartSociety project Game theory proposes a lot of useful approaches to model and manage the dynamics of collective adaptive systems.

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Error and attack tolerance of complex networks

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R. Albert, H. Jeong and A.-L. Barabási Nature 406, 378-382, 2000 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v406/n6794/full/406378a0.html Used by the SmartSociety project Resilience is an interesting feature for collective adaptive systems. This paper presents a study about resilience in complex networks. The term resilience is

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Human Capital, Social Capital and Collective Intelligence

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P. Brown, H. Lauder In: Baron, S., Field, J. and Schuller, T., eds. Social Capital: Critical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 226-242. Collective intelligence, 2001 http://opus.bath.ac.uk/17728/ Used by the SmartSociety project This paper presents an interesting social point of

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Studying Complex Adaptive Systems

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J. H. Holland Journal of Systems Science and Complexity 19 (1): 1-8, 2006 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11424-006-0001-z Used by the SmartSociety project Starting from the consideration that some of most powerful mathematical tools are of limited help in understanding the development of complex

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Programming Human and Software-Based Web Services

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D. Schall, S. Dudstar, M. Brake IEEE Computer, Volume 43 , Issue 7,Pages 82 – 85, 2010 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MC.2010.205 Used by the SmartSociety project Human-in-the-loop is an interesting aspect of collective adaptive systems. In this paper, the field of web services

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Games With A Purpose

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L. Von Ahn IEEE Computer Magazine (2006), 96-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MC.2006.196 Used by the SmartSociety project Online games are a particular case of collective adaptive systems. Thanks to the evolution of the games by different, autonomous players, a behavior can emerge to

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