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Overview

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.

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Table of Contents

Self organisation : paradigms and applications 1
Self-organizing MANET management 20
Toward the application of self organizing systems to agent infrastructures - a critical review & prospects 36
A catalog of biologically-inspired primitives for engineering self-organization 53
Nature-inspired self-organisation in wireless communications networks 63
Designing self-assembly for 2-dimensional building blocks 75
Strategies for the increased robustness of ant-based clustering 90
Self-organising in multi-agent coordination and control using stigmergy 105
Managing computer networks security through self-organization : a complex system perspective 124
A holonic self-organization approach to the design of emergent e-logistics infrastructures 139
An evolutionary approach for studying heterogeneous strategies in electronic markets 157
Self-organizing agents for mechanical design 169
Can tags build working systems? : from MABS to ESOA 186
Self-organizing referral networks : a process view of trust and authority 195
Adaptiveness in Linda-based coordination models 212
Self-organization in multi agent systems : a middleware approach 233
Providing effective access to shared resources : a COIN approach 249
A modular paradigm for building self-organizing peer-to-peer applications 265
Tools for self-organizing applications engineering 283
Author index 299
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