Protocols for the Dynamic Lines of Collaboration
In this chapter, DLOC is established with mathematical definitions to model network-to-network services. From the client perspective, DLOC provides conflict/error prevention, detection, and recovery services; and from the service team perspective, DLOC determines the dynamic configuration structure of collaborative agents. The three research questions (see Sect. 3.3) are answered by three control mechanisms: (1) Asynchronous collaboration requirement planning is designed for the formation of service team; (2) The nodes with high centrality in the client network are used as the depot for the agents in the service team; (3) Neuroplasticity-inspired protocols are applied to determine the schedule of providing services requested from the client network. Performance metrics are designed to evaluate the efficacy of different control protocols. The experimental platform for DLOC model and control protocols are described in Chap. 5. The experiments and results are detailed in Chap. 6.
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