Collaboration in Web N.0: Stigmergy and virtual pheromones

Dipple, Aiden C. (2015) Collaboration in Web N.0: Stigmergy and virtual pheromones. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


The aim of this project was to develop a general theory of stigmergy and a software design pattern to build collaborative websites. Stigmergy is a biological term used when describing some insect swarm-behaviour where 'food gathering' and 'nest building' activities demonstrate the emergence of self-organised societies achieved without an apparent management structure. The results of the project are an abstract model of stigmergy and a software design pattern for building Web 2.0 components exploiting this self-organizing phenomenon. A proof-of-concept implementation was also created demonstrating potential commercial viability for future website projects.

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ID Code: 82147
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Docherty, Michael, Johnson, Daniel, & Raymond, Kerry
Keywords: Autopoiesus, Collaboration, Design Pattern, Decentralised Management, Environment-Embedded Communication, Self-Organisation, Implicit Communication, Swarm Intelligence, Virtual Pheromones, Web Architecture
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2015 05:16
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:27

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