Fuzzy Cognitive Map of Research Team Activity

  • Evgenii Evseev
  • Ivan Kovalev
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8891)


A cognitive model of activity of research team is considered. Object of research is a R&D department (223 persons) in a large scientific and industrial enterprise for sea prospecting works. The model (fuzzy cognitive map) that represents the activity of this department is based on the results of applied sociological research. The fuzzy cognitive map containing 14 concepts, divided into 3 groups (Personal, Group and Organizational). The list of concepts, their initial values and weight matrix are based on an assessment of several experts from the studied organization. The behavior of target concepts at various values of parameters of model is studied results testify to the favorable tendencies in department activity.


fuzzy cognitive maps research team management socio-economic systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evgenii Evseev
    • 1
  • Ivan Kovalev
    • 1
  1. 1.Saint-Petersburg State UniversitySaint-PetersburgRussia

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