Engineering Self-Organising Systems: Nature-Inspired Approaches to Software Engineering

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Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Anthony Karageorgos, Omer F. Rana, Franco Zambonelli
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 18, 2004 - Computers - 304 pages

As information handling systems get more and more complex, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage them using traditional approaches based on centralized and pre-defined control mechanisms. Over recent years, there has been a significant increase in taking inspiration from biology, the physical world, chemistry, and social systems to more efficiently manage such systems - generally based on the concept of self-organisation; this gave rise to self-organising applications.

This book constitutes a reference and starting point for establishing the field of engineering self-organising applications. It comprises revised and extended papers presented at the Engineering Self-Organising Applications Workshop, ESOA 2003, held at AAMAS 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2003 and selected invited papers from leading researchers in self-organisation. The book is organized in parts on applications, natural metaphors (multi-cells and genetic algorithms, stigmergy, and atoms and evolution), artificial interaction mechanisms, middleware, and methods and tools.

 

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Contents

Applications
1
Table of Contents
14
SelfOrganizing MANET Management
20
Toward the Application of Self Organizing Systems
36
Natural Metaphors
53
Designing SelfAssembly for 2Dimensional Building Blocks
75
Stigmergy
90
SelfOrganising in Multiagent Coordination and Control Using Stigmergy
105
An Evolutionary Approach for Studying Heterogeneous Strategies
157
Can Tags Build Working Systems? From MABS to ESOA
186
Middleware
231
Methods and Tools
249
A Modular Paradigm
265
Tools for SelfOrganizing Applications Engineering
283
Author Index
299
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A Holonic SelfOrganization Approach to the Design
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