Self-organising adaptive structures: the shifter experience

C.E. Cuesta, J. Perez-Sotelo, S. Ossowski, ERCIM News, 2011, []

Self-Adaptation (ie the ability to react to changes in the environment) is becoming a basic architectural concern for complex computational systems. However, it is very difficult to provide this feature by conventional means. Inspired by the behaviour of biological systems (and stem cells in particular) we define a new approach to provide multi-agent systems with a dynamic structure, effectively transforming them into self-organizing architectures.