Field-based Coordination

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Franco Zambonelli, Marco Mamei

Field-based coordination as a specific types of stigmergic coordination. Examples of Field-based swarm intelligence phenomena: flocking, prey-predators, morphogenesis. Modeling field-based coordination in dynamical systems terms. Field-based coordination for pervasive computing: location-dependent computing, motion coordination. Programming field-based coordination: the TOTA middleware. Conclusions and open issues.