Title: OMCM-CAS: organisational model and coordination mechanism for self-adaptation and self-organisation in collective adaptive systems

Authors: Ali Farahani; Eslam Nazemi

Addresses: Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, Limerick, Ireland ' Computer Science and Engineering Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Collective adaptive system (CAS) is a distributed system which has heterogeneous agents with different capabilities in large scale. Having self-adaptiveness in CAS can address problems about coordination and cooperation of agents. This research compares self-organisation (as a solution for reacting to the changes in distributed systems) with self-adaptation in a broader view and identifies the differences and correlations. Also, it considers the applicability of coordination, reflection and architectural approaches in both domains and presents a hybrid approach. Organisational models for self-organisation in distributed environment have studied and have got analysed. A new combined organisational model has been introduced based on the benefits and weak points of current organisational models. Based on presented organisational model, a coordination mechanism has been introduced for facilitating the cooperation in CAS. A Case study have been discussed and simulated and simulation results support the applicability and effectiveness of the presented organisational model and coordination mechanism.

Keywords: self-organisation; self-adaptation; intelligent distributed system; decentralised control; coordination mechanism.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2020.106688

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2020 Vol.16 No.1, pp.43 - 64

Received: 06 Mar 2017
Accepted: 08 May 2017

Published online: 20 Apr 2020 *

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