Combined Systems stands for Chaotic Open world Multi-agent Based Intelligently NEtworked Decision-support Systems.
Combined Systems envisions future systems to consist of both human actors and artificial agents that work together to achieve their common goals in sometimes chaotic circumstances. The agents will support the humans, assist them in the process of collaborative decision making, or even take over decisions that will lead to the best global performance. Actors and agents are organized in a network with a specific configuration, not everyone is connected to everyone else. Together the system of actors and agents
is considered to be a collaborative intelligent system.
(Quoted from Combined Systems introduction)
RIPE NCC - Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre: one of four regional Internet registries that supply and administer IP addresses.
Founded in 1989, RIPE NCC is a non-profit organization. RIPE NCC
provides IP numbers to Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa and
(Quoted from http://www.webopedia.com/ (...))
ERCIM - the
European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics -
aims to foster collaborative work within the European research
to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading research
from eighteen European countries are members of ERCIM.
ERCIM is the European host of W3C.
(Quoted from the ERCIM home page)
W3C - The World
Wide Web Consortium develops interoperable technologies
software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a
forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective
(Quoted from the W3C home page)
engineering is an engineering discipline that is concerned
with all aspects of software production from the early stages of system
specification to maintaining the system after it has gone into use.
(Quoted from "Software Engineering 7" (AD 2004) by Ian Sommerville)