With collective behaviors playing a fundamental role in many scientific and technical disciplines, the book, after an overview on the background to systemics, introduces the concept of COLLECTIVE BEING as a Multiple System established by processes of emergence and self-organization of the same agents simultaneously or dynamically interacting in different ways. The general principles underlying this approach are grounded on the theoretical role of the observer. This extended view allows to model in a more suitable way ...

Collective Beings 2010, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781441942050

Trade paperback

Collective Beings 2006, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780387355412