ICCS2004 Application Submission/Review

Abstract for
"SIMULATING AGENT INTELLIGENCE AS LOCAL NETWORK DYNAMICS AND EMERGENT ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOMES"


We build upon our previous work to represent organizations as a network of agents, tasks, resources and knowledge (Krackhardt and Carley 1998) to explore the emergent effects of agent interactions on organizational outcomes. To do this, we define agents in the context of their position in the network, describe the agent’s symbolic representation of its position in the network, and develop a probabilistic function associated with each agent that acts locally to change the network. We conclude with a brief overview of our research in this area to date and the usefulness of this network representation.