Biochemical Tuple Spaces for Self-Organising Coordination


Mirko Viroli, Matteo Casadei

Coordination Languages and Models, pages 143-162
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5521, June 2009
Springer, Lisbon, Portugal
John Field, Vasco T. Vasconcelos (eds.)
11th International Conference (COORDINATION 2009), Lisbon, Portugal, June 2009. Proceedings

Inspired by recent works in computational systems biology and existing literature proposing nature-inspired approaches for the coordination of today complex distributed systems, this paper proposes a mechanism to leverage exact computational modelling of chemical reactions for achieving self-organisation in system coordination.
We conceive the notion of biochemical tuple spaces. In this model: a tuple resembles a chemical substance, a notion of activity/pertinency value for tuples is used to model chemical concentration, coordination rules are structured as chemical reactions evolving tuple concentration over time, a tuple space resembles a single-compartment solution, and finally a network of tuple spaces resembles a tissue-like biological system.
The proposed model is formalised as a process algebra with stochastic semantics, and several examples are described up to an ecology-inspired scenario of system coordination, which emphasises the self-organisation features of the proposed model.

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Address = {Lisbon, Portugal},
Author = {Viroli, Mirko and Casadei, Matteo},
Booktitle = {Coordination Languages and Models},
Doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-02053-7_8},
Editor = {Field, John and Vasconcelos, Vasco T.},
Isbn = {978-3-642-02052-0},
Issn = {0302-9743},
Month = jun,
Note = {11th International Conference (COORDINATION 2009), Lisbon, Portugal, } # jun # { 2009. Proceedings},
Pages = {143--162},
Publisher = {Springer},
Series = {LNCS},
Title = {Biochemical Tuple Spaces for Self-Organising Coordination},
Url = {http://www.springerlink.com/content/jx783250031742uu/},
Volume = 5521,
Year = 2009

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