On competitive self-composition in pervasive services

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Science of Computer Programming 78(5), pages 556-568
May 2013

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.

keywordsCoordination models and languages, Self-Organisation, Self-Composition, Chemical-Inspired Computing
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book Science of Computer Programming (SCP)