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On competitive self-composition in pervasive services

Mirko Viroli
This paper aims at promoting the application of self-organising techniques to software service coordination in the context of highly dynamic and mobile environments, such as those of pervasive computing. We describe a framework where a network of shared tuple spaces handles services provided by situated agents, enabling their composition and competition in a fully distributed, self-organised way. This is achieved by a set of coordination laws structured as chemical-resembling reactions, designed so as to enact feedback loops that regulate and balance the “activity level” of (atomic or composite) services.
Keywords: Coordination models and languages, Self-Organisation, Self-Composition, Chemical-Inspired Computing
Science of Computer Programming 78(5), pages 556-568, May 2013, Elsevier Science B.V.
@article{chemicalts-scp78,
	Author = {Viroli, Mirko},
	Doi = {10.1016/j.scico.2012.10.002},
	Issn = {0167-6423},
	Journal = {Science of Computer Programming},
	Keywords = {Coordination models and languages, Self-Organisation, Self-Composition, Chemical-Inspired Computing},
	Month = may,
	Number = 5,
	Pages = {556--568},
	Publisher = {Elsevier Science B.V.},
	Title = {On Competitive Self-composition in Pervasive Services},
	Url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167642312001852},
	Volume = 78,
	Year = 2013}