2nd International ICST Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems

Research Article

Creating Collaboration Patterns in Multi-Agent Systems with Generic Observer/Controller Architectures

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.AUTONOMICS2008.4379,
        author={Emre Cakar and J\o{}rg H\aa{}hner and Christian Mueller-Schloer},
        title={Creating Collaboration Patterns in Multi-Agent Systems with Generic Observer/Controller Architectures},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={AUTONOMICS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Organic Computing observer/controller architectures design space exploration self-organisation multi-agent systems},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.AUTONOMICS2008.4379}
    }
    
  • Emre Cakar
    Jörg Hähner
    Christian Mueller-Schloer
    Year: 2010
    Creating Collaboration Patterns in Multi-Agent Systems with Generic Observer/Controller Architectures
    AUTONOMICS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.AUTONOMICS2008.4379
Emre Cakar1,*, Jörg Hähner1,*, Christian Mueller-Schloer1,*
  • 1: Institute of Systems Engineering, Hanover, Germany.
*Contact email: cakar@sra.uni-hannover.de, haehner@sra.uni-hannover.de, cms@sra.uni-hannover.de

Abstract

Flexibility, robustness and adaptivity are key concepts in developing today`s technical systems. Nowadays, systems that are developed with conventional design methodologies do not sufficiently meet the requirements of these concepts. An increasing number of system elements, their complexity and a dynamically changing environment often lead to an unexpected system behaviour, although all system elements are available and work correctly. The Organic Computing (OC) initiative deals with new design concepts, which facilitate developing technical systems with life-like properties such as self-organisation, self-optimisation and self-configuration in order to make them robust, flexible and adaptive. In this context, a generic observer/controller architecture has been proposed in order to establish controlled self-organisation in technical systems. In this paper, we investigate different distribution possibilities of the generic o/c architecture and the resulting collaboration and communication patterns in a traffic scenario.