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Amalgamating EC2 Theory and Holonic MAS to Design of Command and Control Architecture

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The process of C2 architecture design needs to consider the factors such as changeable battlefield environment, so the designed C2 architecture should be flexible, adaptive and so on. The theory of Enterprise Command and Control (EC2) concerns application of systems science collaborative processes of command and control. It can describe the C2 process and the entity function models of the organization, and analyze the performance of the architecture. However, in the simulation and optimization of the organizational structure is powerless. Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) has become a natural tool for modeling and simulating complex systems, these systems usually contain a great number of entities interacting among themselves, and acting at different levels of abstraction. In this context, it seems unlikely that MAS will be able to faithfully represent complex systems without multiple granularities. The holonic paradigm has proven to be an effective solution to several problems with such complex underlying organizations. The objective of this paper is to propose a preliminary framework of a holonic multi-agent model for the C2 architecture design. Which satisfies the characteristics of Holon’s self-similarity, and combines the advantages of EC2, realized the mechanism of perception, decision-making and execution of C2 architecture and entity function models from different granularity.

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He, H., Li, Z., Wang, W., Zhu, Y., Li, X. (2017). Amalgamating EC2 Theory and Holonic MAS to Design of Command and Control Architecture. In: Mohamed Ali, M., Wahid, H., Mohd Subha, N., Sahlan, S., Md. Yunus, M., Wahap, A. (eds) Modeling, Design and Simulation of Systems. AsiaSim 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 751. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6463-0_10

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