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enSwarm – Swarm Facilitation and Decision Making

enSwarm provides companies and organisations with “swarm” based facilitation software tools that improve group efficiency and collaborative working.  Our software provides a structure for facilitated workshops that incentivises people to behave in a more collaborative way.  We want to enhance … Continue reading

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Honeybee Swarms: how do Scouts Guide a Swarm of Uninformed Bees?

The organized movement of a swarm of honeybees towards its new home is a perplexing phenomenon because only a small number of scout bees, approximately 5%, know the direction in which the swarm has to move. Nevertheless, in the majority … Continue reading

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Distributed Job Scheduling based on Swarm Intelligence: A survey

Scientists and engineers need computational power to satisfy the increasing resource intensive nature of their simulations. For example, running Parameter Sweep Experiments (PSE) involve processing many independent jobs, given by multiple initial configurations (input parameter values) against the same program … Continue reading

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Swarmwise – Guide to Change the World using Swarm Methodology

Somewhere today, a loose-knit group of activists who are having fun is dropkicking a rich, established organization so hard they are making heads spin. Rich and resourceful organizations are used to living by the golden rule — “those with the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Swarm – The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life

How Complex Patterns Emerge from Simple Rules in Physical and Living Systems. Studies on this aspect of swarm behavior have provided valuable information about our behavior in the human swarm, from working our way through crowds to the design of … Continue reading

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Skill Swarms – to Share Expertise and Work Smarter together

Ability to find, share and connect with the right expertise quickly across teams is a big challenge especially for large organizations that are looking for becoming more agile and responsive to a constantly changing world.Many organizations have expended incredible efforts … Continue reading

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General Theory of Stigmergy: Modelling Stigma Semantics

Stigmergy is a biological term used when discussing a sub-set of insect swarm-behaviour describing the apparent organisation seen during their activities. Stigmergy describes a communication mechanism based on environment-mediated signals which trigger responses among the insects. This phenomenon is demonstrated … Continue reading

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Applying Adaptive Swarm Intelligence Technology with Structuration in Web-based Collaborative Learning

One of the key challenges in the promotion of web-based learning is the development of effective collaborative learning environments. We posit that the structuration process strongly influences the effectiveness of technology used in web-based collaborative learning activities. In this paper, … Continue reading

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Swarm Intelligence in Humans: Diversity can trump Ability

We identify some of the possibilities and limitations of human swarm intelligence (SI) using the response of the public to two types of cognitive problems. Furthermore, we propose a simple measure for the quantification of collective information that could form … Continue reading

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The Biological Principles of Swarm Intelligence

The roots of swarm intelligence are deeply embedded in the biological study of self-organized behaviors in social insects. From the routing of traffic in telecommunication networks to the design of control algorithms for groups of autonomous robots, the collective behaviors … Continue reading

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