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A Verification Method for MASOES

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4 Author(s)
Perozo, N. ; Unidad de Intel. Artificial, Decanato de Cienc. y Tecnol., Univ. Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Barquisimeto, Venezuela ; Aguilar Perozo, J. ; Terán, O. ; Molina, H.

MASOES is a 3agent architecture for designing and modeling self-organizing and emergent systems. This architecture describes the elements, relationships, and mechanisms, both at the individual and the collective levels, that favor the analysis of the self-organizing and emergent phenomenon without mathematically modeling the system. In this paper, a method is proposed for verifying MASOES from the point of view of design in order to study the self-organizing and emergent behaviors of the modeled systems. The verification criteria are set according to what is proposed in MASOES for modeling self-organizing and emerging systems and the principles of the wisdom of crowd paradigm and the fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) theory. The verification method for MASOES has been implemented in a tool called FCM Designer and has been tested to model a community of free software developers that works under the bazaar style as well as a Wikipedia community in order to study their behavior and determine their self-organizing and emergent capacities.

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Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 1 )