Oswaldo Teran's Home Page
Lecturer and Researcher at the Operations Research Department, University of Los Andes, Venezuela.
Associate Member at the Centro de Simulacion y Modelos (CESIMO: Center for Simulation and Modeling). Universidad de Los Andes. Venezuela
Ex Planning and Development Manager at FUNDACITE-Mérida
Ex Executive Director at FUNDACITE-Mérida
Ex Director at CENDITEL
Some publications (see also: http://cesimo.ing.ula.ve/simsocia/index.php/Main/Publicaciones or Curriculum (English, Spanish, SpanishA4))
Domingo Carlos, Tonella Giorgio and Terán Oswaldo (1996), "Generating Scenarios by Structural Simulation", in AI, Simulation and Planning High Autonomy Systems, The Univ. of Arizona, pp 331-336.
Domingo Carlos, T. Jiménez, V. Ramírez, M. Sananes, O. Terán, G. Tonella (1996), "Simulation of Structural Change", in A. Bruzzone and E. Kerckhoffs (editors), SCS publs, pp 112-117.
Terán Oswaldo, B. Edmonds and S. Wallis, "Determining the Envelope of Emergent Agent Behaviour via Architectural Transformation", to be presented at the 7th International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages (ATAL2000) at the 4th International Conference on MultiAgent Systems (ICMAS2000), Boston, MA, 8th-9th July, 2000. [.pdf] [.ps] [CPM Report No: 00-73] [Social Science Research Network Electronic Library]
Terán Oswaldo, Bruce Edmonds and Steve Wallis, “Constraint Exploration and Envelope of Simulation Trajectories”, First Workshop on Rule-Based Constraint Reasoning and Programming at the First International Conference on Computational Logic (CL2000), July 24-28, 2000, Imperial College, London, UK (pagina del workshop: http://www.pst.informatik.uni-muenchen.de/personen/fruehwir/cl2000r.html; este trabajo puede ser obtenido también desde: http://arXiv.org/abs/cs/0007001)
Terán Oswaldo, Bruce Edmonds and Steve Wallis, "Enveloping Tendencies in Fragments of a Simulation Theory", first four Business School Working Papers (ISSN 1471-857X), Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, December, 2000 (http://www.man-bus.mmu.ac.uk/wps/fullpapers.htm), 1-21.
Terán Oswaldo, “Understanding MAS and Social Simulation: Switching Between Languages in a Hierarchy of Levels”, International Conference on Complex Systems 2004 (ICCS2004), New England Complex Systems Institute, Marriott Boston Quincy, Boston, MA, USA, May 16-21, 2004 (http://necsi.net/events/iccs/openconf/author/list_abstracts_by_topic.php)
Organizational Simulation and Modelling.
Organsational Structural Change
Model Viable System
Software Development Methodologies
At present I am teaching two courses related with Organisations (material de los cursos en internet).
A monograph [.pdf] in the subject is being elaborated (in Spanish).
"La realidad es como esa imagen nuestra que surge en todos los espejos, simulacro que por nosotros existe, que con nosotros viene, gesticula y se va, pero en cuya busca basta ir, para dar siempre con ella". J. L. Borges.
“whatever we say it [order] is, it is not… It is more than we say, as well as being capable of being unfolded in infinity many ways that are different. To attempt to attribute order to object or subject is too limited. It is both and neither, and yet something beyond all this: a dynamic process that involves subject, object, and the cycle of perception-communication that unites and relates them.” D. Bohm.
"Lo esencial es invisible a los ojos, ... ". El Principito.
"Some people believe they know (e.g., many classical economists), others know they believe (e.g., many physicists, philosophers, people working in AI and social simulation), even more, others know that what they know is true while it is kept away from reality (e.g., mathematicians) ...". The Logician .
What does philosophy say about this?, see: Epistemology, introduction by F. Heylighen.