Self organising Software

This is the first book to offer an integrated view of self-organisation technologies applied to distributed systems, particularly focusing on multiagent systems.

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Author: Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642173489

Category: Computers

Page: 462

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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. 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.

Engineering Self Organising Systems

This book constitutes a reference and starting point for establishing the field of engineering self-organising applications.

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Author: Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540212010

Category: Computers

Page: 298

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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.

Engineering Self Organising Systems

Increasing complexity of software applications forces researchers to look for
automated ways of programming and adapting these systems. Self-adapting, self
-organising software system is one of the possible ways to tackle and manage
higher ...

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Author: Sven A. Brueckner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540333524

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Engineering Self-Organising Applications, ESOA 2005, held in July 2005 as an associated event of AAMAS 2005. The 12 revised full papers and 6 revised short papers presented are organized in topical sections on novel self-organising mechanisms, methodologies, models and tools for self-organising applications, and specific applications of self-organising mechanisms.

Self Organizing Maps

This new edition includes a survey of over 2000 contemporary studies to cover the newest results. Case examples are provided with detailed formulae, illustrations, and tables.

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Author: Teuvo Kohonen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540679219

Category: Computers

Page: 501

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The Self-Organizing Map (SOM), with its variants, is the most popular artificial neural network algorithm in the unsupervised learning category. About 4000 research articles on it have appeared in the open literature, and many industrial projects use the SOM as a tool for solving hard real world problems. Many fields of science have adopted the SOM as a standard analytical tool: statistics, signal processing, control theory, financial analyses, experimental physics, chemistry and medicine. This new edition includes a survey of over 2000 contemporary studies to cover the newest results. Case examples are provided with detailed formulae, illustrations, and tables. Further, a new chapter on software tools for SOM has been included whilst other chapters have been extended and reorganised.

Self Organising Maps

This book will be an invaluable reference to researchers in the field who are looking for a comprehensive overview of the subject, by providing a clear explanation and understanding of this novel technique.

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Author: Pragya Agarwal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470021683

Category: Science

Page: 214

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Self-Organising Maps: Applications in GI Science brings together the latest geographical research where extensive use has been made of the SOM algorithm, and provides readers with a snapshot of these tools that can then be adapted and used in new research projects. The book begins with an overview of the SOM technique and the most commonly used (and freely available) software; it is then sectioned to look at the different uses of the technique, namely clustering, data mining and cartography, from a range of application-areas in the biophysical and socio-economic environments. Only book that takes SOM algorithm to the GIS and Geography research communities The Editors draw together expert contributors from the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, and South Africa Covers a range of techniques in clustering, data mining cartography, all featuring an appropriate case study

LTE Self Organising Networks SON

Covering the key functional areas of LTE Self-Organising Networks (SON), this book introduces the topic at an advanced level before examining the state-of-the-art concepts.

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Author: Seppo Hämäläinen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119963028

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Covering the key functional areas of LTE Self-Organising Networks (SON), this book introduces the topic at an advanced level before examining the state-of-the-art concepts. The required background on LTE network scenarios, technologies and general SON concepts is first given to allow readers with basic knowledge of mobile networks to understand the detailed discussion of key SON functional areas (self-configuration, -optimisation, -healing). Later, the book provides details and references for advanced readers familiar with LTE and SON, including the latest status of 3GPP standardisation. Based on the defined next generation mobile networks (NGMN) and 3GPP SON use cases, the book elaborates to give the full picture of a SON-enabled system including its enabling technologies, architecture and operation. ”Heterogeneous networks” including different cell hierarchy levels and multiple radio access technologies as a new driver for SON are also discussed. Introduces the functional areas of LTE SON (self-optimisation, -configuration and –healing) and its standardisation, also giving NGMN and 3GPP use cases Explains the drivers, requirements, challenges, enabling technologies and architectures for a SON-enabled system Covers multi-technology (2G/3G) aspects as well as core network and end-to-end operational aspects Written by experts who have been contributing to the development and standardisation of the LTE self-organising networks concept since its inception Examines the impact of new network architectures (“Heterogeneous Networks”) to network operation, for example multiple cell layers and radio access technologies

Component based Software Engineering

around self - adaptation through dynamic reconfiguration in component - based
systems , such as [ 6 ] and [ 5 ] . This last work presents a framework to create self
- organizing distributed systems . In this approach , component instances are ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015059147010

Category: Computer software

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Progress in Informatics

If a situation is reported for which a plan does not exist then this layer must invoke
the services of the higher planning layer . ... [ 14 ] I. Georgiadis , J. Magee and J.
Kramer , Self - organising software architectures for distributed systems ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0100018886

Category: Computer science

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Self organising Polymers

23r3 software . All experiments were carried out in the tapping mode . Solutions
at a polymer concentration of 0 . 5 wt . % and at different pH values were
prepared as described above . Freshly cleaved mica sheets were used as
substrates .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105115175189

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This volume is focussed on examining how molecular self-organization in a range of apparently diverse polymeric systems can be understood using tools from physical chemistry.

At Home in the Universe

The author examines the concept of self-organization, or as he calls it "order for free," discussing how it occurs more frequently in nature than originally believed

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Author: Stuart Kauffman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195095995

Category: History

Page: 321

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The author examines the concept of self-organization, or as he calls it "order for free," discussing how it occurs more frequently in nature than originally believed

Coordination of Complex Sociotechnical Systems

The book discusses the main issues of coordination in complex sociotechnical systems, covering distributed, self-organising, and pervasive systems.

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Author: Stefano Mariani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319471099

Category: Computers

Page: 234

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The book discusses the main issues of coordination in complex sociotechnical systems, covering distributed, self-organising, and pervasive systems. A chemistry-inspired model of coordination, a situated architecture and coordination language, and a cognitive model of interaction are the ingredients of the Molecules of Knowledge (MoK) model for self-organisation of knowledge presented in this book. The MoK technology is discussed, along with some case studies in the fields of collaborative systems, academic research, and citizen journalism. The target audience includes researchers and practitioners in the field of complex software systems engineering. The book is also appropriate for graduate and late undergraduate students in computer science and engineering.

Self organization and Autonomic Informatics I

Self-organization and adaptation are concepts stemming from the nature and have been adopted in systems theory. This book provides in-depth thoughts about several methodologies and technologies for the area.

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Author: Hans Czap

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586035778

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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Self-organization and adaptation are concepts stemming from the nature and have been adopted in systems theory. This book provides in-depth thoughts about several methodologies and technologies for the area. It represents the future generation of IT systems, comprised of communication infrastructures and computing applications.

Knowledge Oriented Software Design

This could of course be the new role of management : not to steer in detail but
bring together individuals and give them all ... More radical mechanisms have
emerged which give rise to self - organisation : Individuals come together by their
own ...

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Author: J. Cuena

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008568086

Category: Computers

Page: 287

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The integration of AI techniques with traditional information processing approaches to applications design is considered in this volume. More specifically, the feasibility of an AI work area integrating AI based tools with methodologies and with supporting theories, oriented towards general applications design using the knowledge based approach, is discussed.The book is divided into three areas. The first section, Modular Knowledge Architectures, deals with task structured organization of applications and with related knowledge acquisition techniques for application design. The proposals in this area show that the structured approach to knowledge identification and processing may be an alternative to the traditional application development methods which could be named Knowledge Oriented Software Design. The second section considers aspects of Design and Validation at two levels: a more practical approach to assess the life cycle of applications and validation techniques and a more theoretical approach oriented towards automatic programming based on problem solving and inductive logic programming. Basic Techniques to be used in AI applications design such as functional programming, object oriented programming, logic programming and logic based standards for basic knowledge modeling are discussed in the final section.

Coordination Languages and Models

Proceedings of the Fourth ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of
Software Engineering , ACM Software Engineering Notes , 1996 . 12 . Magee , J .
, Kramer , J . : Self organising software architectures . Proceedings of the Second
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015047794006

Category: Electronic data processing

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Networked Futures

The graph predicts both an exponential rise in the proportion of expenditure
attributed to software and also a possible solution , labelled ' self organisation ' .
This approach relies upon creating a colony of ' mobile agents ' which move from
 ...

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Author: Bill Whyte

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015048766896

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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Information networks are the telecommunications and Internet networks that make up the 'information superhighway'. They provide the backbone for developments in information processing, speech recognition, and a wide variety of communications technologies. Networked Futures assesses the growth of communication over the information superhighway. With the increase in information transmitted using various media, Whyte, a specialist in the field, explores what will happen in the future as markets and social issues gradually change the way we communicate. networked futures trends for communication systems development W. S. whyte University of Leeds, UK If you are: * a telecommunication specialist * business manager * professional involved in the strategic planning and implementation of information systems * a student of computer science, electrical engineering and telecommunications * How to assess the potentials and pitfalls of emerging multimedia networks and intelligent applications. * What are the diverse technologies required to build wired and wireless superhighways? How will the social and market issues affect them? * What are the major technology components and what can they do? Key areas are covered in depth. Networked Futures is a valuable and wide-ranging navigator for the expert and non-specialist alike. It guides you through the often confusing and frequently 'over-hyped' pronouncements about tomorrow's superhighways. - then this is essential reading for you!

Proceedings of Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications Conference

Although self - organising processes may enhance some aspects of operation
and may lead to an increase in ability to provide ... Replacing highly
sophisticated and very expensive conventional software with intelligent
selforganising systems ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015035263824

Category: Concurrent engineering

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Proceedings

Each index can be considered A Visualised Software Library : A as a feature
belonging to the document from which it is Software Self - Organising Map
identified . The total number of the indices obtained from a corpus is the
dimension of the ...

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Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)

ISBN: UCSD:31822029812070

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 1324

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Systems and Software Evolution in the Era of the Internet

If this is the case , a self - organising map is used to establish areas of conceptual
focus within the segment ( see [ 2,3 ] ) . Self - organising maps ( SOMs ) ( see [ 6 ]
) are a form of neural network employing unsupervised , competitive learning .

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Publisher: IEEE

ISBN: 0769511899

Category: Computers

Page: 767

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Papers from a November 2001 conference discuss maintenance issues for both existing and emerging software systems. Themes include software evolution, maintenance metrics, reverse engineering, program analysis, slicing, impact analysis, and effort analysis. Other themes are software architectures, behavior of concurrent programs, UML, maintenance process assessment and improvement, distributed object systems, business models, legacy systems, and reengineering. Specific topics include software renewal process comprehension using dynamic effort estimation, cost-effective maintenance tools for proprietary languages, modeling clones evolution through time series, measuring behavioral correspondence to a timed concurrent model, and reverse engineering of the UML class diagram from C++ code in the presence of weakly typed containers. This work lacks a subject index. c. Book News Inc.

ICCI 93 Fifth International Conference on Computing and Information May 27 29 1993 Sudbury Ontario Canada

... for Documentary Base Self - Organising. Abstract Promoting software reuse
practice requires more effective support . In this paper we discuss some problems
in current software reuse systems and how current research in retrieval through ...

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Author: Osman Abou-Rabia

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society

ISBN: PSU:000023379459

Category: Computers

Page: 587

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Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computing and Information held in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, in May 1993. Among the topics: algorithms and complexity, distributed computing, concurrency and parallelism, and artificial intelligence. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Por

Software Engineering in Higher Education

4 Assessment The project is intended to encourage students to develop self
management and planning skills and we expect the students to develop their
own timetable of work . Many of the reports to be handed in , initially , require the
 ...

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Author: G. King

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037341222

Category: Education

Page: 472

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