Organic Computing – Technical Systems for Survival in the Real World

  • Christian Müller-Schloer
  • Sven Tomforde

Part of the Autonomic Systems book series (ASYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 1-11
  3. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 13-77
  4. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 79-105
  5. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 107-170
  6. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 171-258
  7. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 259-284
  8. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 285-428
  9. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 429-547
  10. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 549-572
  11. Christian Müller-Schloer, Sven Tomforde
    Pages 573-578

About this book

Introduction

This book is a comprehensive introduction into Organic Computing (OC), a technology for self-organising, self-adaptive, autonomous systems. OC has been conceived about 15 years ago. In the mean time many aspects of OC have been investigated in much detail. A DFG Priority Program and a DFG Research Unit have developed basic OC concepts and have shown their utility in practical applications. This book systematically presents the current state-of-the-art in OC. It starts with motivating examples of self-organising, self-adaptive and emergent systems, derives their common characteristics and explains the fundamental ideas for a formal characterisation of such systems. Special emphasis is given to a quantitative treatment of concepts like self-organisation, emergence, autonomy, robustness, and adaptivity. The book shows practical examples of architectures for OC systems and their applications in traffic control, grid computing, sensor networks, robotics, and smart camera systems. The extension of single OC systems into collective systems consisting of social agents based on concepts like trust and reputation is explained. OC makes heavy use of learning and optimisation technologies; a compact overview of these technologies and related approaches to self-organising systems is provided.

Keywords

Organic Computing self-organisation emergence self-adaptive systems autonomous systems learning optimisation traffic systems robotics grid computing

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Müller-Schloer
    • 1
  • Sven Tomforde
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Systems EngineeringLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Intelligent Embedded Systems GroupUniversität KasselKasselGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68477-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68476-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68477-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2504-3862
  • Series Online ISSN 2504-3870
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