Computational Organization Design:
Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
Ingemar Hulthage, ProgramChair
How can design process models (DPMs) for organizational design be characterized, identified and verified? A DPM is an explicit model of the activities carried out while creating a design. Adopting a particular DPM amounts to making the hypothesis that, over a collection of design problems, applying the DPM will generate a useful percentage of highly-evaluated acceptable designs with acceptable levels of effort.
Can AI, with its unique capabilities for rigorous, qualitative inference, provide powerful new capabilities to formalize and execute organization theory? For example, most organization theory to date makes only qualitative predictions about aggregate behaviors of organizations, treating environmental constraints and contingencies like point loads at the center of mass of the organization.
The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers from the fields of AI, design and organization theory in order to define and build a community of researchers active in computational organization design. The format of the symposium will be designed with the aim of supporting this goal and will include selected presentations and extensive, but closely moderated, discussions.