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Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, 2008. SASO '08. Second IEEE International Conference on

Date 20-24 Oct. 2008

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  • Universal Patterns of Collective Motion from Minimal Models of Flocking

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 3 - 11
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    This paper is concerned with the basic laws describing the essential aspects of collective motion being one of the most common and spectacular manifestation of coordinated actions. Our purpose is to discuss models that are both simple and realistic enough to reproduce the observations and are useful for developing concepts for a better understanding of the complexity of systems consisting of many ... View full abstract»

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  • When Will the Internet Monitor and Manage Itself?

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 12
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    The EVERGROW project, and especially the DIMES distributed internet measurement tools, created under EC sponsorship in 2004-2007, give us a wealth of new information about the structure and evolution of the Internet, at its physical layer - the wires (and wireless links) that carry messages and files around the world. Some interesting insights into Internet structure and some real opportunities to... View full abstract»

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  • PeerCube: A Hypercube-Based P2P Overlay Robust against Collusion and Churn

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    This paper presents PeerCube, a DHT-based system aiming at minimizing performance penalties caused by high churn while preventing malicious peers from subverting the system through collusion. This is achieved by i) applying a clustering strategy to support quorum-based operations; ii) using a randomized insertion algorithm to reduce the probability with which colluding Byzantine peers corrupt clus... View full abstract»

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  • Awareness-Driven Phase Transitions in Very Large Scale Distributed Systems

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 25 - 34
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    Recent research in the field of complex networks has shown that - beyond microscopic structural qualities - global statistical parameters are sufficient to describe a surprising number of their macroscopic properties. This article argues that such statistical parameters can be monitored by nodes in a decentralized and efficient way. The so achieved awareness of a network's global parameters can be... View full abstract»

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  • A Robust Audit Mechanism to Prevent Malicious Behaviors in Multi-robot Systems

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    Market-based mechanisms can be used to coordinate self-interested multi-robot systems in fully distributed environments, where by self-interested we mean that each robot agent attempts to maximize a payoff function that accounts for both the resources consumed and the contribution made by the robot. In previous work, we have studied the effect of various market rules and bidding strategies on the ... View full abstract»

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  • RFID-based Communications for a Self-Organising Robot Swarm

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    We investigate the practical questions of building a self-organizing robot swarm, using the iRobot Roomba cleaning robot as an experimental platform. Our goal is to employ self-organization for enhancing the cleaning efficiency of a Roomba swarm. The implementation uses RFID tags both for object and location-based task recognition as well as graffiti- or stigmata-style communication between robots... View full abstract»

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  • Model-Based Analysis of Autonomous Self-Adaptive Cooperating Robots

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 57 - 63
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    Validation and verification (V&V) is an integral part of systems engineering that allows the designer to establish the correctness of a system as well as analyze its robustness in the presence of disturbances and failures. Robustness analysis of autonomous self-organizing and adaptive systems presents new challenges. Such systems evolve at run-time to respond to changes in need and context. Th... View full abstract»

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  • A Simulator for Self-Adaptive Energy Demand Management

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 64 - 73
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    A Demand-Side Program Simulation Tool is designed to predict the response from different deployment strategies of distributed domestic energy management. To date, there are several case studies of demand management and control projects from around the world. To achieve results with sufficient generality, case studies need to be conducted over long periods, with a reasonable number of diverse house... View full abstract»

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  • Bottom-Up Self-Organization of Unpredictable Demand and Supply under Decentralized Power Management

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 74 - 83
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    In the DEZENT project we had established a distributed base model for negotiating electric power from widely distributed (renewable) power sources on multiple levels in succession. Negotiation strategies would be intelligently adjusted by the agents, through (distributed) reinforcement learning procedures. The distribution of the negotiated power quantities (under distributed control as well) occu... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive Control of Distributed Energy Management: A Comparative Study

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 84 - 93
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    Demand-side management is a technology for managing electricity demand at the point of use. Enabling devices to plan, manage and reduce their electricity consumption can relieve the network during peak demand periods. We look at a reinforcement learning approach to set a quota of electricity consumption for a network of devices. This strategy is compared with homeotaxis - a method which achieves c... View full abstract»

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  • Designing Self-Organization for Evolvable Assembly Systems

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 97 - 106
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    Current solutions for industrial manufacturing assembly systems do not suit the needs of mass customization industry, which is facing low production volumes, many variants and rapidly changing conditions. This paper proposes the concept of self-organizing evolvable assembly systems, where assembly system modules and product parts to be assembled self-organize and self-adapt (among others, choose t... View full abstract»

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  • Self-Regulation in Self-Organising Multi-agent Systems for Adaptive and Intelligent Manufacturing Control

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 107 - 116
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    In this paper, we explore the potential of distributed satisfaction techniques as to provide self-regulated manufacturing control. This work relies on a DisCSP-based modeling distributed among agents (e.g. machines) having enough and reasoning capabilities to cooperate and negotiate for a committed schedule. This approach is used to dynamically regulate the system (the network of machines) when pe... View full abstract»

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  • The Influence of Memory in a Threshold Model for Distributed Task Assignment

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 117 - 126
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    A nature inspired decentralized multi-agent algorithm is proposed to solve a problem of distributed task selection in which cities produce and store batches of different mail types. Agents must collect and process the mail batches, without a priori knowledge of the available mail at the cities or inter-agent communication. In order to process a different mail type than the previous one, agents mus... View full abstract»

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