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Bio-Inspired Dynamic Composition and Reconfiguration of Service-Oriented Internetware Systems

  • Huan Zhou
  • Zili Zhang
  • Yuheng Wu
  • Tao Qian
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6728)

Abstract

Dynamic composition and reconfiguration of service-oriented Internetware systems are of paramount importance as we can not pre-define everything during the design time of a software system. Recent biology studies show that the slime mold Physarum polycephalum – a single-cell organism – can form a veined network that explores the available space and connects food sources in the absence of central control mechanisms. Inspired by the formation and behavior of such biological adaptive networks, a new bionic approach is proposed for dynamic service composition and reconfiguration of Internetware systems. Simulation experiments were conducted. The experimental results show that the proposed approach is effective and efficient. It is hoped that this paper will shed new light in Internetware system design and construction.

Keywords

Internetware Physarum polycephalum Service Composition Reconfiguration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huan Zhou
    • 1
  • Zili Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuheng Wu
    • 1
  • Tao Qian
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Information ScienceSouthwest UniversityChina
  2. 2.School of Information TechnologyDeakin UniversityAustralia

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