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    Robustness and dependability of self-organizing systems: a safety engineering perspective

    di Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna (2009) Robustness and dependability of self-organizing systems: a safety engineering perspective. In: Guerraoui, R. and Petit, F. (eds.) Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5873. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag, pp. 254-268. ISBN 9783642051173.

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses the robustness of self-organizing (engineered) systems to perturbations (faults or environmental changes). It considers that a self-organizing system is embedded into an environment, the main active building blocks are agents, one or more self-organizing mechanisms regulate the interaction among agents, and agents manipulate artifacts, i.e. passive entities maintained by the environment. Perturbations then need to be identified at the level of these four design elements. This paper discusses the boundaries of normal and abnormal behaviour in self-organizing systems and provides guidelines for designers to determine which perturbation in which part of the system leads to a failure

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 09:25
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3396

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