Software architecture of the challenge propagation model

Research output: Working paper


The paper is a description of the software propagation architecture of the computer simulation of the challenge propagation model codenamed Challprop. The software architecture is based on the conceptual model of self-organization outlined in [1] and the mathematical model developed in [2]. The purposes of the model as defined in [2] are:

"The global brain can be defined as the distributed intelligence emerging from the network of all people and machines on this planet, as connected via the Internet. The present paper proposes the foundations for the mathematical model of the self-organization of such a network towards increasing intelligence. [...] The intention of the simulation is to explore the space of parameters and propagation mechanisms in order to find the configurations that maximize this collective benefit extraction, which we define as the distributed intelligence of the network".

The working paper  defines special requirements for the computer simulation, the software architecture in terms of objects and processes, technological space used for the implementation and some open / further questions.

[1] Heylighen, F. (2012).  Challenge propagation:  a new paradigm for modeling distributed intelligence. GBI  working  paper  2012-01.
[2] Heylighen,  F.,  Busseniers,  E.,  Veitas,  V.,  Vidal,  C.,  and  Weinbaum,  D.  (2012).   Towards  a  mathematical  model  of  the  global  brain:   architecture,  components,  and specications. GBI  Working  Paper  2012-05
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
VolumeGBI Working Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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