Dynamic Collectives and Their Collective Dynamics

  • Antony Galton
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3693)

Abstract

Dynamic collectives are discrete dual-aspect phenomena: they may present themselves from different viewspoints as either objects or events, and they arise from the collective action of groups of individual elements. In this paper we outline a formal theory of dynamic collectives and discuss their relevance to a range of GIScience concerns, including the identities and lifestyles of geographical entities, the architecture of information systems, and the relation between information systems and modelling systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony Galton
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  1. 1.SECSMUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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