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Natural Computing Series

Self-organising Software

From Natural to Artificial Adaptation

Editors: Di Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna, Gleizes, Marie-Pierre, Karageorgos, Anthony (Eds.)

  • This is the first book to provide a comprehensive view of self-organised software
  • Suitable for use as a graduate textbook, with chapter summaries and exercises
  • Supported by an accompanying website that includes teaching slides, exercise solutions and research project outline suitable for use as a graduate textbook, with chapter summaries and exercises
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About this book

Self-organisation, self-regulation, self-repair and self-maintenance are promising conceptual approaches for dealing with complex distributed interactive software and information-handling systems. Self-organising applications dynamically change their functionality and structure without direct user intervention, responding to changes in requirements and the environment. This is the first book to offer an integrated view of self-organisation technologies applied to distributed systems, particularly focusing on multiagent systems.

The editors developed this integrated book with three aims: to explain self-organisation concepts and principles, using clear definitions and a strong theoretical background; to examine how self-organising behaviour can be modelled, analysed and systematically engineered into agent behaviour; and to assess the types of problems that can be solved using self-organising multiagent systems. The book comprises chapters covering all three dimensions, synthesising up-to-date research work and the latest technologies and applications. The book offers dedicated chapters on concepts such as self-organisation, emergence in natural systems, software agents, stigmergy, gossip, cooperation and immune systems. The book then explains how to engineer artificial self-organising software, in particular it examines methodologies and middleware infrastructures. Finally, the book presents diverse applications of self-organising software, such as constraint satisfaction, trust management, image recognition and networking.

The book will be of interest to researchers working on emergent phenomena and adaptive systems. It will also be suitable for use as a graduate textbook, with chapter summaries and exercises, and an accompanying website that includes teaching slides, exercise solutions and research project outlines.

About the authors

The first editor is the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Autonomous Adaptive Systems, while the first and third editors have coedited related books.

 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

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  • Self-organising Systems

    Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna (et al.)

    Pages 7-32

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  • History and Definitions

    Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna (et al.)

    Pages 33-74

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  • Self-organisation in Natural Systems Inspiring Self-organising Software

    Marrow, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 75-103

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  • Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

    Gleizes, Marie-Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 105-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-organising Software
Book Subtitle
From Natural to Artificial Adaptation
Editors
  • Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo
  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes
  • Anthony Karageorgos
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17348-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17348-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17347-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27052-9
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 462
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