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ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Volume 1 Issue 2, December 2006

Cooperation through self-assembly in multi-robot systems
Elio Tuci, Roderich Groß, Vito Trianni, Francesco Mondada, Michael Bonani, Marco Dorigo
Pages: 115-150
DOI: 10.1145/1186778.1186779
This article illustrates the methods and results of two sets of experiments in which a group of mobile robots, called s-bots, are required to physically connect to each other, that is, to self-assemble, to cope with environmental conditions...

Reactive provisioning of backend databases in shared dynamic content server clusters
Gokul Soundararajan, Cristiana Amza
Pages: 151-188
DOI: 10.1145/1186778.1186780
This paper introduces a self-configuring architecture for on-demand resource allocation to applications in a shared database cluster. We use a unified approach to load and fault management based on data replication and reactive replica provisioning....

A reactive agent-based problem-solving model: Application to localization and tracking
Franck Gechter, Vincent Chevrier, François Charpillet
Pages: 189-222
DOI: 10.1145/1186778.1186781
For two decades, multi-agent systems have been an attractive approach for problem solving and have been applied to a wide range of applications. Despite the lack of generic methodology, the reactive approach is interesting considering the properties...

A survey of autonomic communications
Simon Dobson, Spyros Denazis, Antonio Fernández, Dominique Gaïti, Erol Gelenbe, Fabio Massacci, Paddy Nixon, Fabrice Saffre, Nikita Schmidt, Franco Zambonelli
Pages: 223-259
DOI: 10.1145/1186778.1186782
Autonomic communications seek to improve the ability of network and services to cope with unpredicted change, including changes in topology, load, task, the physical and logical characteristics of the networks that can be accessed, and so forth....

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Pages: 260-261
DOI: 10.1145/1186778.1186783