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Toward a Theory of Complex and Cognitive Systems
January/February 2005 (vol. 20 no. 1)
pp. 76-79
Robert R. Hoffman, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
David D. Woods, Ohio State University
This essay considers the nature and status of the "principles" of human-centered computing that have been proposed in previous essays in this Department. The authors argue that the principles qualify as scientific laws. Furthermore, the principles relate in interesting and meaningful ways, as they should if they are to constitute a theory. The authors make a case for the need for a general theory of Complex and Cognitive Systems.
Index Terms:
cognitive systems, complex systems, theory, scientific laws
Citation:
Robert R. Hoffman, David D. Woods, "Toward a Theory of Complex and Cognitive Systems," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 76-79, Jan.-Feb. 2005, doi:10.1109/MIS.2005.18
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