New eBook: Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems

My first eBook just came out. It is based on my PhD thesis, published by CopIt Arxives at the UNAM, which follows the spirit of Open Source. The editor is Octavio Miramontes.

Gershenson, Carlos (2007). Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems. CopIt ArXives, Mexico. TS0002EN

Complex systems are usually difficult to design and control. There are several particular methods for coping with complexity, but there is no general approach to build complex systems. In this book I propose a methodology to aid engineers in the design and control of complex systems. This is based on the description of systems as self-organizing. Starting from the agent metaphor, the methodology proposes a conceptual framework and a series of steps to follow to find proper mechanisms that will promote elements to find solutions by actively interacting among themselves.
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