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ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Volume 9 Issue 1, March 2014

Fostering Cooperation through Dynamic Coalition Formation and Partner Switching
Ana Peleteiro, Juan C. Burguillo, Josep Ll. Arcos, Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/2567928

In this article we tackle the problem of maximizing cooperation among self-interested agents in a resource exchange environment. Our main concern is the design of mechanisms for maximizing cooperation among self-interested agents in a way that...

A Cooperative Predictive Control Approach to Improve the Reconfiguration Stability of Adaptive Distributed Parallel Applications
Gabriele Mencagli, Marco Vanneschi, Emanuele Vespa
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/2567929

Adaptiveness in distributed parallel applications is a key feature to provide satisfactory performance results in the face of unexpected events such as workload variations and time-varying user requirements. The adaptation process is based on the...

Mitigating DoS Attacks Using Performance Model-Driven Adaptive Algorithms
Cornel Barna, Mark Shtern, Michael Smit, Vassilios Tzerpos, Marin Litoiu
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/2567926

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks overwhelm online services, preventing legitimate users from accessing a service, often with impact on revenue or consumer trust. Approaches exist to filter network-level attacks, but application-level attacks are...

Bionic Autonomic Nervous Systems for Self-Defense against DoS, Spyware, Malware, Virus, and Fishing
Y. S. Dai, Y. P. Xiang, Y. Pan
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/2567924

Computing systems and networks become increasingly large and complex with a variety of compromises and vulnerabilities. The network security and privacy are of great concern today, where self-defense against different kinds of attacks in an...

Modeling and Defending against Adaptive BitTorrent Worms in Peer-to-Peer Networks
Jiaqing Luo, Bin Xiao, Qingjun Xiao, Jiannong Cao, Minyi Guo
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/2567925

BitTorrent (BT) is one of the most common Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing protocols. Rather than downloading a file from a single source, the protocol allows users to join a swarm of peers to download and upload from each other...