OMCM-CAS: organisational model and coordination mechanism for self-adaptation and self-organisation in collective adaptive systems
by Ali Farahani; Eslam Nazemi
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP), Vol. 16, No. 1, 2020

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.

Online publication date: Mon, 20-Apr-2020

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email