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Case Studies for Self-organization in Computer Science

Marco Mamei, Ronaldo Menezes, Robert Tolksdorf, Franco Zambonelli
Self-organization is bound to greatly affect computer science. The simplicity and yet power of self-organized models will allow researchers to propose efficient solutions to problems never before thought possible to be addressed efficiently. The published works in the field clearly demonstrate the potential of this approach. This paper first reviews a number of interesting self-organization phenomena found in nature, then it discusses their potential applicability in several computer science application scenarios.
Keywords: Self-organization metaphors; Middleware; Information systems and management; Security; Robotic system; Networks
Journal of Systems Architecture 52(8-9), pages 443–460, August-September 2006.
Muddassar Farooq, Ronaldo Menezes (eds.), Elsevier Science B.V.
Special Issue on Nature-Inspired Applications and Systems