Structurally enhanced state
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Structurally Enhanced State

Summary
Representing state in emergent entities is essential but difficult.  Various structures are used to enhance the rate and scope of state transitions.  Examples are discussed. 
Introduction
Single component
Plans are interpreted and implemented by agents.  This page discusses the properties of agents in a complex adaptive system (CAS). 
It then presents examples of agents in different CAS.  The examples include a computer program where modeling and actions are performed by software agents.  These software agents are aggregates. 
The participation of agents in flows is introduced and some implications of this are outlined. 
agents
must carefully control the flow of
Agents use sensors to detect events in their environment.  This page reviews how these events become signals associated with beneficial responses in a complex adaptive system (CAS).  CAS signals emerge from the Darwinian information model.  Signals can indicate decision summaries and level of uncertainty. 
signals
they receive so that their state transitions effectively.  This makes it difficult to respond effectively to parallel arrays of signals.  Multi-component structures can divide the processing of parallel signals, and then integrate the results as long as they:
The division of state between multiple components allows the pre-deployment of sensors and action mechanisms improving the response time of multi-component agents relative to single component process of initiating a schematic cascade. 

A variety of
This page introduces the complex adaptive system (CAS) theory frame.  The theory is positioned relative to the natural sciences.  It catalogs the laws and strategies which underpin the operation of systems that are based on the interaction of emergent agents. 
John Holland's framework for representing complexity is outlined.  Links to other key aspects of CAS theory discussed at the site are presented. 
complex adaptive systems (CAS)
exploit structurally enhanced state:
The
This page discusses the mechanisms and effects of emergence underpinning any complex adaptive system (CAS).  Key research is reviewed. 
emergence
of structural enhanced state requires that a variety of coordination problems be overcome:
  • Structural effects must be schematically defined and implemented by agents.  
  • Emergent physical structures must be flexibly associated with sensors and actuators, and support the interconnection of network components. 
  • Developing system must be supported until it can leverage the enhanced capabilities. 
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This page looks at schematic structures and their uses.  It discusses a number of examples:
  • Schematic ideas are recombined in creativity. 
  • Similarly designers take ideas and rules about materials and components and combine them. 
  • Schematic Recipes help to standardize operations. 
  • Modular components are combined into strategies for use in business plans and business models. 

As a working example it presents part of the contents and schematic details from the Adaptive Web Framework (AWF)'s operational plan. 

Finally it includes a section presenting our formal representation of schematic goals. 
Each goal has a series of associated complex adaptive system (CAS) strategy strings. 
These goals plus strings are detailed for various chess and business examples. 
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  • A program approach can ensure strategic alignment. 
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