Synonyms: Processing structure, intercausal net
An Information processing structure (IPS) is a model for regulatory and communication processes in complex and dynamic systems. The model may be represented in a linguistic manner, graphically or mathematically, and it may be described on a qualitative or a quantitative level.
Subfields of cybernetics dealing with processing structures Edit
Characterising, modelling and simulation of information processing structures are subjects of systems theory. Biomedical diktyology searches for motifs as representation for processing structures in complex networks.
Mathematical description and modellingEdit
Common methods for describing the relation among structure and behaviour of information processing structures are:
- Time domain analysis
- Frequency domain analysis (covering transfer functions)
- s-plane analysis including zero-pole investigation
- State space description.