Advances in Computer and Information Sciences: From Abacus to Holonic Agents


Abstract: The shift of paradigm emphasizing the importance of the ability to process knowledge rather then being knowledgeable is stressed. A taxonomy of knowledge processing tools, machines, or systems is offered. Major possibilities for future achievements that the author would like to underline are listed with emphasis on agent technology, agent-directed simulation, holonic agents, holonic-agent simulation, and contribution of system theories for cognitive abilities such as understanding, learning, adaptation, and anticipation in computerization.

Keywords: shift of paradigm, taxonomy, system theories, agents, holons, agent-directed simulation, holonic-agent simulation

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