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Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing

Advances in Applied Self-organizing Systems

Editors: Prokopenko, Mikhail (Ed.)

  • A one-stop shop that detailes the state of the art in self-organizing systems
  • Considers several novel applications, extending the range of applicability of self-organizing systems
  • Practical case studies examine successful applications of self-organization, identify essential causes for their successes, and propose guiding principles for future developments
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The main challenge faced by designers of self-organizing systems is how to validate and control non-deterministic dynamics. Over-engineering the system may completely suppress self-organization with an outside influence, eliminating emergent patterns and decreasing robustness, adaptability and scalability. Whilst leaving too much non-determinism in the system’s behaviour may make its verification and validation almost impossible. This book presents the state-of-the-practice in successfully engineered self-organizing systems, and examines ways to balance design and self organization in the context of applications.

As demonstrated throughout, finding this balance helps to deal with diverse practical challenges. The book begins with the more established fields of traffic management and structural health monitoring, building up towards robotic teams, solving challenging tasks deployed in tough environments. The second half of the book follows with a deeper look into the micro-level, and considers local interactions between agents. These interactions lead towards self-modifying digital circuitry and self-managing grids, self-organizing data visualization and intrusion detection in computer networks, immunocomputing and nature-inspired computation, and eventually to artificial life. The case studies described illustrate the richness of the topic and provide guidance to its intricate areas.

Many algorithms proposed and discussed in this volume are biologically inspired and readers will also gain an insight into cellular automata, genetic algorithms, artificial immune systems, snake-like locomotion, ant foraging, birds flocking and mutualistic biological ecosystems, amongst others. Demonstrating the practical relevance and applicability of self-organization, this book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers in a wide range of fields.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Design vs. Self-organization

    Prokopenko, Mikhail

    Pages 3-17

  • Foundations and Formalizations of Self-organization

    Polani, Daniel

    Pages 19-37

  • Self-Organizing Traffic Lights: A Realistic Simulation

    Cools, Seung-Bae (et al.)

    Pages 41-50

  • A Self-organizing Sensing System for Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Vehicles

    Hoschke, N. (et al.)

    Pages 51-76

  • Decentralized Decision Making for Multiagent Systems

    Mathews, George (et al.)

    Pages 77-104

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  • ISBN 978-1-84628-982-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Applied Self-organizing Systems
Editors
  • Mikhail Prokopenko
Series Title
Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-982-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-982-8
Series ISSN
1610-3947
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 376
Number of Illustrations and Tables
144 b/w illustrations
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