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ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Volume 7 Issue 3, September 2012

Self-organizing synchronization with inhibitory-coupled oscillators: Convergence and robustness
Johannes Klinglmayr, Christian Bettstetter
Article No.: 30
DOI: 10.1145/2348832.2348833

Solutions for time synchronization based on coupled oscillators operate in a self-organizing and adaptive manner and can be applied to various types of dynamic networks. The basic idea was inspired by swarms of fireflies, whose flashing dynamics...

Heterogeneity playing key role: Modeling and analyzing the dynamics of incentive mechanisms in autonomous networks
Yufeng Wang, Akihiro Nakao, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
Article No.: 31
DOI: 10.1145/2348832.2348834

Heterogeneities (heterogeneous characteristics) are intrinsic in dynamic and autonomous networks, and may be caused by the following factors: finite nodes, structured network graph, mutation of node's strategy and topological view, and dynamic...

Push- and pull-based epidemic spreading in networks: Thresholds and deeper insights
Shouhuai Xu, Wenlian Lu, Li Xu
Article No.: 32
DOI: 10.1145/2348832.2348835

Understanding the dynamics of computer virus (malware, worm) in cyberspace is an important problem that has attracted a fair amount of attention. Early investigations for this purpose adapted biological epidemic models, and thus inherited the...

A method fragments approach to methodologies for engineering self-organizing systems
Mariachiara Puviani, Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Regina Frei, Giacomo Cabri
Article No.: 33
DOI: 10.1145/2348832.2348836

This article summarizes five relevant methods for developing self-organizing multiagent systems. It identifies their most relevant aspects and provides a description of each one under the form of method fragments expressed using SPEM...

Design and evaluation of decentralized online clustering
Andres Quiroz, Manish Parashar, Nathan Gnanasambandam, Naveen Sharma
Article No.: 34
DOI: 10.1145/2348832.2348837

Ensuring the efficient and robust operation of distributed computational infrastructures is critical, given that their scale and overall complexity is growing at an alarming rate and that their management is rapidly exceeding human capability....