Using network reification for adaptive networks: Discussion

Jan Treur*

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In this final chapter, the most important or most remarkable themes recurring at different places in this book are briefly summarized and reviewed. Subsequently the following themes are addressed: (1) How network reification can be used to model adaptive networks. (2) The formats in which conceptual representations of reified networks are expressed graphically using 3D pictures and role matrices. (3) The universal combination function, and the universal difference and differential equation as the basis for the numerical representation and implementation of reified networks. (4) Analysis of how emerging reified network behaviour relates to the reified network’s structure. (5) The Network-Oriented design process based on reified networks. (6) The relation to longstanding themes in AI and beyond.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork-Oriented Modeling for Adaptive Networks: Designing Higher-Order Adaptive Biological, Mental and Social Network Models
EditorsJan Treur
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030314453
ISBN (Print)9783030314446, 9783030314477
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)2198-4182
ISSN (Electronic)2198-4190


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