Autonomy and Differentiation in Distributed Systems

  • Ichiro Satoh
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 446)


A bio-inspired approach for self-adaptive software agents on distributed systems is presented. It introduces the notion of (de)differentiation in cellular slime molds, e.g., dictyostelium discoideum, into real distributed systems. When an agent delegates a function to another agent coordinating with it, if the former has the function, this function becomes less-developed and the latter’s function becomes well-developed. This paper describes the approach and its basic evaluation.


Swarm Intelligence Request Message Dictyostelium Discoideum Replica Placement Cellular Slime Mold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan

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