Research: On the Behavioral Interpretation of System-Environment Fit and Auto-Resilience

Research: “On the Behavioral Interpretation of System-Environment Fit and Auto-Resilience” In Proc. of the IEEE 2014 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, Boston, MA, 24-26 June, 2014. IEEE. Vincenzo De Florio – PATS research group, University of Antwerp & iMinds Research Institute, Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium Already 71 years ago Rosenblueth, Wiener, and […]

Research: Quality indicators for collective systems resilience

Research: “Quality indicators for collective systems resilience” Emergence: Complexity & Organization, ISSN: 1521-3250, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2014, pp. 65-104. Vincenzo De Florio – PATS research group, University of Antwerp & iMinds Research Institute, Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium Resilience is widely recognized as an important design goal though it is one that seems to […]

Research: On the Constituent Attributes of Software and Organizational Resilience

Research: “On the Constituent Attributes of Software and Organizational Resilience” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, vol. 38, no. 2, Maney Publishing, June 2013 Vincenzo De Florio – PATS research group, University of Antwerp & iMinds Research Institute, Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium Our societies are increasingly dependent on the services supplied by our computers and their software. Forthcoming […]

Research – Systems, Resilience, and Organization: Analogies and Points of Contact with Hierarchy Theory

Research – “Systems, Resilience, and Organization: Analogies and Points of Contact with Hierarchy Theory” Vincenzo De Florio – PATS research group, University of Antwerp & iMinds Research Institute, Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium In submission as a chapter for inclusion in the forthcoming book “Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective,” an interdisciplinary collaborative project supported by the […]

Research – Behavior, Organization, Substance: Three Gestalts of General Systems Theory

Research: “Behavior, Organization, Substance: Three Gestalts of General Systems Theory” In Proc. of the IEEE 2014 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, Boston, MA, 24-26 June, 2014. IEEE Vincenzo De Florio – PATS research group, University of Antwerp & iMinds Research Institute, Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium The term gestalt, when used in the […]

Research – Community Resilience Engineering: Reflections and Preliminary Contributions

Research – “Community Resilience Engineering: Reflections and Preliminary Contributions” In I. Majzik and M. Vieira (Eds.), Proceedings of SERENE 2014, LNCS 8785, pp. 1-8, 2014 Vincenzo De Florio1, Hong Sun2, and Chris Blondia1 1 MOSAIC/University of Antwerp and MOSAIC/iMinds research institute – Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium vincenzo.deflorio@uantwerpen.be, chris.blondia@uantwerpen.be 2 AGFA Healthcare, 100 Moutstraat, Ghent, Belgium […]

Research: Antifragility = Elasticity + Resilience + Machine Learning

Research: “Antifragility = Elasticity + Resilience + Machine Learning” “Antifragility = Elasticity + Resilience + Machine Learning. Models and Algorithms for Open System Fidelity”. In Proc. of the 1st International Workshop “From Dependable to Resilient, from Resilient to Antifragile Ambients and Systems” (ANTIFRAGILE 2014), Hasselt, Belgium, 2-5 June, 2014. Elsevier Science, Procedia Computer Science. Vincenzo […]

Francisco Varela Research – Intimate Distances

Francisco Varela Research – Intimate Distances The feeling of existence, in itself, can be characterized as having a double valence too. This is expressed as a tension between two simultaneous dimensions: embodied and decentred. Embodied: on the one hand examining experience always takes us a step closer to what seems more intimate, more pertinent, or […]

Francisco Varela Research – Autopoiesis

Francisco Varela Research – Autopoiesis The aim of the paper is to review critically the notion of autopoiesis as presented by Maturana and Varela. In particular, recognizing that there are difficulties in obtaining a complete and clear picture from the primary literature, an effort is made to present a coherent view – also based on […]

Francisco Varela Research – Some differences between Maturana and Varela’s theory of cognition

Francisco Varela Research – Some differences between Maturana and Varela’s theory of cognition The theory of cognition of Varela and Maturana differs in specific aspects from constructivist theories and so should not be seen or interpreted as another form of constructivism. To encourage the emergence of a discussion on important differences between both theories, this […]

Francisco Varela Research – Emergence and Embodiment

Francisco Varela Research Emergence and Embodiment Emerging in the 1940s, the first cybernetics—the study of communication and control systems—was mainstreamed under the names artificial intelligence and computer science and taken up by the social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts. In Emergence and Embodiment, Bruce Clarke and Mark B. N. Hansen focus on cybernetic […]

Francisco Varela Research – From autopoiesis to neurophenomenology

 Francisco Varela Research From autopoiesis to neurophenomenology This paper reviews in detail Francisco Varela’s work on subjectivity and consciousness in the biological sciences. His original approach to this “hard problem” presents a subjectivity that is radically intertwined with its biological and physical roots. It must be understood within the framework of his theory of a concrete, […]

Francisco Varela Research – Beyond Autopoiesis

Francisco Varela Research Beyond Autopoiesis “Francisco Varela’s work is a monumental achievement in 20th century biological and biophilosophical thought. After his early collaboration in neo-cybernetics with Humberto Maturana (“autopoiesis”), Varela made fundamental contributions to immunology (“network theory”), Artificial Life (“cellular automata”), cognitive science (“enaction”), philosophy of mind (“neurophenomenology”), brain studies (“the brainweb”), and East-West dialogue […]

Le organizzazioni come incubatori di conoscenza relazionale

Le Organizzazioni come Incubatori di Conoscenza Relazionale pubblicato in: Persone & Conoscenze n. 59/2010  Dario Simoncini, Marinella De Simone PrevedibilitĂ , efficienza, routine, affidabilitĂ : tutti questi concetti fanno parte del medesimo paradigma di pensiero. Nell’organizzazione tradizionale le persone che vi operano sono spesso considerate elementi di un ingranaggio che le trascende e che le confina alla […]

Un possibile dibattito per l’etica

UN POSSIBILE DIBATTITO PER L’ETICA NELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI SOCIALI Dario Simoncini, Marinella De Simone in: Etica- Economia – SocietĂ . Sistemi sociali ed economici in transizione. Edizioni Universitarie Romane, 2010   A: Che cos’è per noi l’etica nelle organizzazioni complesse?’ Da dove incominceresti per inquadrare il problema? B: La discussione fondamentale, secondo me, è cosa definiamo con ‘etica’; […]

Francisco Varela Research – The ‘Magic Eight Model’

Francisco Varela Research The ‘Magic Eight Model’ In our work, we will focus our attention on what we define as ‘personal learning’ process, trying to answer the following question: how do we build a coherent meaning from our experience? Through the studies of Francisco Varela on the fundamental role played by the sensory-motor coordination in […]

Redundancy – Bounded or generative order?

Redundancy: bounded or generative order? Co-evolutionary change manager skills and organizational well-being The dominance of a reductionist approach in studies of managerial science has confined attention of researchers to the coarse aspects of the organization and its regularity. The method of analysis and solution of the problem has been to cancel interference generating unpredictability. The […]

Conflitto vs. IdentitĂ  Relazionale nel Change Management

Conflitto vs. IdentitĂ  Relazionale nel Change Management Marinella De Simone, Dario Simoncini Sommario Le organizzazioni economiche e sociali sono sempre piĂš influenzate dalle dinamiche dell’autoritĂ  e del conflitto. Nell’ambito degli studi sul change management, il lavoro avvia una riflessione critica sulle pratiche dell’identificazione evidenziandone gli effetti conflittuali. Per superare la dicotomia identitĂ /conflitto proponiamo di analizzare […]

Il Ricercatore Dicotomico

Il Ricercatore Dicotomico tra RegolaritĂ  e NovitĂ  Dario Simoncini, Marinella De Simone in Atti del XI Workshop dei Docenti e dei Ricercatori di Organizzazione Aziendale, 2010 Abstract Attualmente le scienze organizzative e manageriali non offrono ricette in grado di soddisfare il bisogno di decidere l’ottimo in contesti complessi, in particolare se tale ottimo si riferisce […]

Identification boosts conflicts

Identification boosts conflicts. A managerial paradox A critical and complex perspective in managing business organizations’ identities dynamics Dario Simoncini, Marinella De Simone Abstract In business organizations people are often engaged in groups within which they are solicited to identify themselves, stressing similarities with in-group members, in opposition with other groups with different traits, implementing a […]