self-organization

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Noun1.self-organization - organizing yourself (especially organizing your own labor union)
organization, organisation - the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business; "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"
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It is possible that the phenomenon of consciousness requires a self-organizing system, like the brain's physical structure.
The complexity roots in the combination of all these factors, resulting in nonlinear, dynamical, self-adaptive, and self-organizing system behavior, which is far beyond the capability of the existing methodologies.
If we start thinking of the grid as a self-organizing system that will always move towards the critical point, we may find better ways to balance stability and risk.
The essence of this field of study is to consider networks not as static objects but as part of a self-organizing system that is constantly evolving (Watts, 2006).
This project defines and explores learning at the edge of chaos -- a community, place and experience to discover and explore children's learning as a self-organizing system.
The horizontal communication between the assembly station and the mobile robot with the assembly pallet, which carry one particular product from one assembly station to the other in the search for the assembly station, which can complete the next assembly operation, is the kernel part of the self-organizing system.
Over the past decade there has been increasing interest in the concept of the city as a complex, self-organizing system.
Like them and from the point of view of an emergent, the church is a self-organizing system of relations, symmetrical or otherwise, between innumerable member-parts that themselves form subsets of relations within their smaller networks, in interlacing levels of complexity.
Cultivation of personal structure implies that the self is a construction and that the individual is a self-organizing system.
Maintenance: A self-organizing system must try to maintain itself.
Fletcher believes that the "strong message of this poetry [is that] a good society must become a self-organizing system, without too much top-down control" (12).
In the first chapter, Sornette places historical extreme financial events--in particular, market crashes--in a complex, self-organizing system framework.

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