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From Here to Autonomicity: Self-Managing Agents and the Biological Metaphors that Inspire Them

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Sterritt, R and Hinchey, MG (2005) From Here to Autonomicity: Self-Managing Agents and the Biological Metaphors that Inspire Them. In: Integrated Design & Process Technology Symposium (IDPT 2005), Beijing, China. Society for Design and Process Science. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

We seek inspiration for self-managing systemsfrom (obviously, pre-existing) biological mechanisms.Autonomic Computing (AC), a self-managing systemsinitiative based on the biological metaphor of theautonomic nervous system, is increasingly gainingmomentum as the way forward for integrating anddesigning reliable systems, while agent technologieshave been identified as a key enabler for engineeringautonomicity in systems. This paper looks at otherbiological metaphors such as reflex and healing, heartbeatmonitors, pulse monitors and apoptosis forassisting in the realization of autonomicity.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:8272
Deposited By:Mr Roy Sterritt
Deposited On:03 Jan 2012 14:45
Last Modified:03 Jan 2012 14:45

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