Frank Hillebrandt

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In this paper we suggest a new sociological concept to the study of (self-) organization in multiagent systems. First, we discuss concepts of (self-) organization typically used in DAI. From a sociological point of view all these concepts are missing the special quality of organizations as self-organizing social entities. Therefore we present a concept of(More)
In this paper, the implications of applying the idea of gift exchange mechanism, inspired from Pierre Bourdieu's sociological theories, into a market-based multiagent system are explored. Our work is directed in the continuation of investigations by Knabe (2002), who addressed the formation of different organizations structures between providers in a(More)
This paper introduces a decision-making model for autonomous cooperating logistics processes (ALPs) in transport organizations, an emerging technology following the paradigm of self-organisation from an interdisciplinary perspective. INTRODUCTION The desire and possibility to have goods available nearly anywhere at any time have contributed to a tremendous(More)
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