New TOGA reconceptualization of Socio-Cognitive Engineering
( short white paper)
Adam Maria Gadomski, On the Web: http://erg4146.casaccia.enea.it/toga-tech.html] modif. ( 2001-2004)
This page follows the reasoning presented in the white paper of A. M. Gadomski, New Paradigms of Meta-System Engineering (1999-2004). Web pages : http://erg4146.casaccia.enea.it/wwwerg26701/gad-mse.html
Intelligent Socio-Cognitive Systems (ISCS) is a new sub-field of interest of Socio-Cognitive Engineering (SCE) especially focused on the intelligence as the most advanced computational property of socio-cognitive systems. Socio-cognitive engineering has started, as every new human technological and engineering activity, bottom-up from the design of human-computer interfaces, cognitive ergonomy and available software engineering tools/technologies, but today, from new systemic and unified interdisciplinary perspective, it should be re-conceptualized and may be seen as an internal interactions' engineering between cognitive components and their structures into the highly complex large aggregates of intelligence-based systems embedded in the real-world environment.
Essential property of socio-cognitive engineering is its new subjective perspective based on the explicitly involved distinguished positions of the intelligent problem observers/solvers. They are a part of the problem with all their goal-oriented cognitive properties, motivations, competences. and social constrains. In such sense, an information system designer, an emergency manager and decision-making organization are intrinsic component of their problems.
For more details see: Integrated paradigms, http://erg4146.casaccia.enea.it/toga-parad.htm
The above roughly specified perspective and meta-requirements are included in the axioms/assumptions of
The key research domains of the ISCS engineering are related to the computational modeling and simulation of:
1. Socio-cognitive and cybernetic knowledge on business/governmental/social
10. Vulnerability of human organizations and organizational decision-making
A top short definition
Intelligent Socio-Cognitive Systems Engineering:
In the case of SCE its interest also covers every cognition-based systems, and therefore it includes the properties of artificial and natural animal cognition.
ISCS engineering is focused
on the research and applications regarding identification, modeling, simulation
and the design of decision-support, in the field of the management of SHOTE
(i.e. Society-Human-Organization-Technology and the Environment).
ISCS is based on integrated cognitive,
systemic (top-down) and engineering
In other words, the enabling of an efficient socio-cognitive management is one of meta-goals of socio-cognitive engineering.
Using its own over-disciplinary systemics ontology and methodology, SCE is based on experiences and knowledge from psychology, sociology, as well as, employs conceptualization tools of mathematics, artificial intelligence and other computational ( "hard") sciences and technologies.
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