Autonomic Computing and Communications Systems. Third International ICST Conference, Autonomics 2009, Limassol, Cyprus, September 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Generic Agent Organisation Framework for Autonomic Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11482-3_14,
        author={Ramachandra Kota and Nicholas Gibbins and Nicholas Jennings},
        title={A Generic Agent Organisation Framework for Autonomic Systems},
        proceedings={Autonomic Computing and Communications Systems. Third International ICST Conference, Autonomics 2009, Limassol, Cyprus, September 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AUTONOMICS},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Organisation Autonomic Systems Organisation Model},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11482-3_14}
    }
    
  • Ramachandra Kota
    Nicholas Gibbins
    Nicholas Jennings
    Year: 2012
    A Generic Agent Organisation Framework for Autonomic Systems
    AUTONOMICS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11482-3_14
Ramachandra Kota1,*, Nicholas Gibbins1,*, Nicholas Jennings1,*
  • 1: University of Southampton
*Contact email: rck05r@ecs.soton.ac.uk, nmg@ecs.soton.ac.uk, nrj@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Abstract

Autonomic computing is being advocated as a tool for managing large, complex computing systems. Specifically, self-organisation provides a suitable approach for developing such autonomic systems by incorporating self-management and adaptation properties into large-scale distributed systems. To aid in this development, this paper details a generic problem-solving agent organisation framework that can act as a modelling and simulation platform for autonomic systems. Our framework describes a set of service-providing agents accomplishing tasks through social interactions in dynamically changing organisations. We particularly focus on the organisational structure as it can be used as the basis for the design, development and evaluation of generic algorithms for self-organisation and other approaches towards autonomic systems.