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This paper investigates and analyses the dynamics engendered by the engineering of self-organisation in a global Service Oriented Architecture. The effects are assessed via a resource allocation algorithm for load balancing, based on the observed behaviour of foraging honeybees. It is implemented at the application layer of a simulated server farm type system and its impact is investigated across this layer and the resource layer through the analyses of the digital ecosystems arising and the associated partitioning into task specific communities of server functions. The specific topological self-organisation of scale-free connectivity is shown to ensue in a remote layer from the initially artificially engineered honeybee foraging behaviour for self-organisation.
Date of Conference: 14-16 Dec. 2009