Publication
Title
On the behavioral interpretation of system-environment fit and auto-resilience
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Abstract
Already 71 years ago Rosenblueth, Wiener, and Bigelow introduced the concept of the "behavioristic study of natural events" and proposed a classification of systems according to the quality of the behaviors they are able to exercise. In this paper we consider the problem of the resilience of a system when deployed in a changing environment, which we tackle by considering the behaviors both the system organs and the environment mutually exercise. We then introduce a partial order and a metric space for those behaviors, and we use them to define a behavioral interpretation of the concept of system-environment fit. Moreover we suggest that behaviors based on the extrapolation of future environmental requirements would allow systems to proactively improve their own system-environment fit and optimally evolve their resilience. Finally we describe how we plan to express a complex optimization strategy in terms of the concepts introduced in this paper.
Language
English
Source (journal)
2014 IEEE CONFERENCE ON NORBERT WIENER IN THE 21ST CENTURY (21CW)
Source (book)
IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century (21CW) - Driving, Technology's Future, JUN 24-26, 2014, Boston, MA
Publication
New york : Ieee, 2014
Volume/pages
(2014), 6 p.
ISI
000360828700093
Number
978-1-4799-4562-7
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UAntwerpen
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