Emergent Distributed Bio-organization: A Framework for Achieving Emergent Properties in Unstructured Distributed Systems
Distributed systems are particularly well suited to hosting emergent phenomena, especially when individual nodes possess a high degree of autonomy and the overall control tends to be decentralized. Introducing novel bio-inspired behaviours and interactions among individual nodes and the environment as a means of engineering desirable behaviours, could greatly assist with managing the complexity inherent to artificial distributed systems. The paper details the Emergent Distributed Bio-Organization (EDBO) as an abstract distributed system model aiming to engineer emergent properties at the macroscopic level. EDBO was designed to be suitable as a starting point in the design of a specific class of problems of real-world distributed systems. A thorough discussion justifies why the proposed bio-inspired properties planted into the model, could potentially allow for the desired behaviours to emerge.
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