Defining the criteria for supporting pervasiveness in complex adaptive systems

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International ICST Conference on mobile and Ubiquitous systems: computing, networking and services, 2010, pp. 1 - 6
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This paper, will explore potential contributions from the study of complexity theory to the area of pervasiveness of information systems. It offers insights for enriching traditional approaches of information system design that could lead to better framework for supporting pervasiveness in complex environment. Complex environment makes new problems for pervasiveness because it is hard for users to be aware of change. So to be aware of change is what this paper tries to introduce as a new criterion. First it describes complexity theory as a metaphorical devise which gives new insights of the environment. Second a short review of implication of these concepts to complex systems modelling especially on ways to define requirements that should be provided by infrastructure, which tend to be initially incomplete. Then it suggest how complexity theory can provide the guidelines and concepts needed to be aware of change and defines new research directions for the future that uses these guidelines for building an infrastructure of pervasive adaptive systems.
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