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On competitive self-composition in pervasive services

Mirko Viroli
This paper aims at promoting the application of self-organising techniques to software service coordination in the context of highly dynamic and mobile environments, such as those of pervasive computing. We describe a framework where a network of shared tuple spaces handles services provided by situated agents, enabling their composition and competition in a fully distributed, self-organised way. This is achieved by a set of coordination laws structured as chemical-resembling reactions, designed so as to enact feedback loops that regulate and balance the “activity level” of (atomic or composite) services.
Keywords: Coordination models and languages, Self-Organisation, Self-Composition, Chemical-Inspired Computing
Science of Computer Programming 78(5), pages 556 - 568, 2013, Elsevier Science B.V.
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	issn = {0167-6423},
	publisher = {Elsevier Science B.V.},
	journal = {Science of Computer Programming},
	author = {Viroli, Mirko},
	title = {On competitive self-composition in pervasive services},
	year = 2013,
	abstract = {This paper aims at promoting the application of self-organising techniques to software service coordination in the context of highly dynamic and mobile environments, such as those of pervasive computing. We describe a framework where a network of shared tuple spaces handles services provided by situated agents, enabling their composition and competition in a fully distributed, self-organised way. This is achieved by a set of coordination laws structured as chemical-resembling reactions, designed so as to enact feedback loops that regulate and balance the “activity level” of (atomic or composite) services.},
	keywords = {Coordination models and languages, Self-Organisation, Self-Composition, Chemical-Inspired Computing},
	pdf-local = {1-s2.0-S0167642312001852-main.pdf},
	status = {Published},
	pages = {556 - 568},
	number = 5,
	venue = {SCP},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167642312001852},
	volume = 78,
	doi = {10.1016/j.scico.2012.10.002}}