Optimization in "self-modeling" complex adaptive systems

  title={Optimization in "self-modeling" complex adaptive systems},
  author={Richard A. Watson and Christopher L. Buckley and Rob Mills},
When a dynamical system with multiple point attractors is released from an arbitrary initial condition it will relax into a configuration that locally resolves the constraints or opposing forces between interdependent state variables. However, when there are many conflicting interdependencies between variables, finding a configuration that globally optimises these constraints by this method is unlikely, or may take many attempts. Here we show that a simple distributed mechanism can… CONTINUE READING