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Title: An infrastructure for developing self-organising services

 

Author: Kieran Greer, Matthias Baumgarten, Maurice Mulvenna, Chris Nugent, Kevin Curran

 

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School of Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK.
School of Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK.
School of Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK.
School of Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK.
School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, Magee campus, Northland Road, Londonderry, BT48 7JL, UK

 

Abstract: This paper describes a software package named 'licas' (lightweight internet-based communication for autonomic services) that can be used to build networks of service-based components that have the potential to behave autonomously and self-organise through stigmergic links. Discussed will be how these components are able to self-adapt inside of this infrastructure and also show potential for more intelligent behaviour. The links allow for some reasoning possibilities, both as a result of the links themselves and through monitoring the links for optimisation. One research area that appears to be particularly related to this package is that of complex adaptive systems (CASs) and associated features will be described. Comparisons will also be made with the existing established technologies in the area of service-oriented architectures (SOAs).

 

Keywords: infrastructure; software; self-organising services; stigmergic linking; reasoning; autonomic services; self-organisation; intelligent behaviour; internet; complex adaptive systems; service-oriented architecture; SOA.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIS.2009.022005

 

Int. J. of Adaptive and Innovative Systems, 2009 Vol.1, No.1, pp.88 - 103

 

Available online: 16 Dec 2008

 

 

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