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Self-star Properties in Complex Information Systems

Conceptual and Practical Foundations

Babaoglu, O., Jelasity, M., Montresor, A., Fetzer, C., Leonardi, S., van Moorsel, A., van Steen, M. (Eds.)

2005, IX, 447 p. Also available online.

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Information systems can be complex due to numerous factors including scale, decentralization, heterogeneity, mobility, dynamism, bugs and failures. Depl- ing, operating and maintaining such systems can be not only very di?cult, but also very costly. A ?urry of recent activity has been directed at this pr- lem, and future information systems are envisioned as self-con?guring, se- organizing,self-managingandself-repairing.Collectively,wecalltheseproperties self- properties. This book is a “spin-o?” of a by-invitation-only Bertinoro workshop on se- propertiesincomplexsystemswhichwasheldinsummer2004inBertinoro,Italy. The Self-star workshop brought together researchers and practitioners from d- ferent disciplines and with di?erent backgrounds to discuss complex information systems.Thethemeoftheworkshopwastoidentifytheconceptualandpractical foundationsformodeling,analyzingandachievingself- propertiesindistributed and networked systems. Partly based on these discussions, we solicited papers from the workshop participants and a set of invitees for this book. We sought original contributions in which authors explicitly take a position concerningrequirements,usefulness,potentialandlimitations oftechnologies for self- properties of complex systems. This position needed to be founded on - search results that were put clearly in context with respect to the position sta- ment. We strongly encouraged visionary statements, thought-provoking ideas, and exploratory results that will help the reader form her or his own opinions on the importance of self- properties in current and future complex information systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » QoS - SPIN - Scala - ad-hoc networks - algorithms - distributed systems - information system - learning - modeling - optimization - self-awareness - self-configuration - self-optimization - self-organization - self-repair

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Communication Networks - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Software Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

The Self-Star Vision.- The Self-Star Vision.- Self-organization.- Evolving Fractal Gene Regulatory Networks for Graceful Degradation of Software.- Evolutionary Computing and Autonomic Computing: Shared Problems, Shared Solutions?.- Self-? Topology Control in Wireless Multihop Ad Hoc Communication Networks.- Emergent Consensus in Decentralised Systems Using Collaborative Reinforcement Learning.- The Biologically Inspired Distributed File System: An Emergent Thinker Instantiation.- Evolutionary Games: An Algorithmic View.- Self-awareness.- Model Based Diagnosis and Contexts in Self Adaptive Software.- On the Use of Online Analytic Performance Models, in Self-Managing and Self-Organizing Computer Systems.- Prediction-Based Software Availability Enhancement.- Making Self-Adaptation an Engineering Reality.- An Online Control Framework for Designing Self-Optimizing Computing Systems: Application to Power Management.- Self-Management of Systems Through Automatic Restart.- Fundamentals of Dynamic Decentralized Optimization in Autonomic Computing Systems.- Self-awareness vs. Self-organization.- The Conflict Between Self-* Capabilities and Predictability.- Self-Aware Software – Will It Become a Reality?.- Supporting Self-*.- A Case for Design Methodology Research in Self-* Distributed Systems.- Enabling Autonomic Grid Applications: Requirements, Models and Infrastructure.- Pandora: An Efficient Platform for the Construction of Autonomic Applications.- Spatial Computing: The TOTA Approach.- Towards Self-Managing QoS-Enabled Peer-to-Peer Systems.- Peer-to-Peer Algorithms.- Cooperative Content Distribution: Scalability Through Self-Organization.- Design and Analysis of a Bio-inspired Search Algorithm for Peer to Peer Networks.- Multifaceted Simultaneous Load Balancing in DHT-Based P2P Systems: A New Game with Old Balls and Bins.- Robust Locality-Aware Lookup Networks.- Power-Aware Distributed Protocol for a Connectivity Problem in Wireless Sensor Networks.- Self-Management of Virtual Paths in Dynamic Networks.- Sociologically Inspired Approaches for Self-*: Examples and Prospects.

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