Integrating meta cybernetics and viable system model for redesigning complex systems and managing emergent behaviour

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Seizovic, Aleksandar. 2023. Integrating meta cybernetics and viable system model for redesigning complex systems and managing emergent behaviour. PhD by Publication Doctor of Professional Engineering. University of Southern Queensland.

Integrating meta cybernetics and viable system model for redesigning complex systems and managing emergent behaviour

TypePhD by Publication
AuthorsSeizovic, Aleksandar
1. FirstA/Pr David Thorpe
2. SecondA/Pr Steven Goh
3. ThirdLucas Skoufa
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Professional Engineering
Number of Pages301
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationAustralia
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This study shows how intelligent systems, meta systems, and the meta cybernetics viable system model (VSM) can be combined to give a powerful methodology for studying and redesigning complex systems in project domain. By using the VSM, we describe how to define levels of recursion as well as identify and describe various systems. This study explores the possibility of integrating cybernetics metamethodology and VSM with the application of meta systems reductionism to reduce the occurrence of negative emergent behaviour in project complex systems. The integration of fourth order emergent cybernetics model in meta - metasystems is of great value to the world of engineering. By integrating cybernetics and metamethodology we can managed and or control system viability. In this approach, the role of individual systems, systems of systems (SoSs), and metasystems is recognised. The fact that a single system is deterministic and SoS is a stochastic system in which emergence is present is also elucidated. By integrating cybernetics VSM and meta-metasystems, the key parameters used to build an intelligent system are explored. The literature suggests that meta-metasystems provide superior capabilities by providing a governing structure that coordinates and integrates multiple systems. This thesis by publications reviews existing battle management systems (BMS) as systems of systems (SoS) research and highlights the need to develop complex structure thinking, cybernetics, depraved problem-solving and emerging behaviour analysis considering the relationship between complex and multi-structural systems. The system-thinking approach aims to organise and structure the problem-solving process by selectively handling details that can obscure the underlying features of a situation from a set of explicit perspectives. This study also aims to understand some challenges and opportunities in the design and development of future space vehicles, hybrid gas-electric cars, fully autonomous city driving, and prosthetic devices that allow the control of physical objects via brain signals. The basic design of structures and their parts covers all tangible and intangible object configurations. These objects create new movements to achieve unique goals and therefore suit the description of emergent behaviour.

Keywordssystems of systems; emergence; behaviour; cybernetics; metametasystems; meta-methodology Embargo
Related Output
Has partEmergent behavior in the battle management system
Has partCybernetics and battle management system (BMS) in network soldier system application
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460603. Cyberphysical systems and internet of things
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