3d International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems

Research Article

Test-bed Platform for Bio-inspired Distributed Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2008.4731,
        author={Ichiro Satoh},
        title={Test-bed Platform for Bio-inspired Distributed Systems},
        proceedings={3d International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BIONETICS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2008.4731}
    }
    
  • Ichiro Satoh
    Year: 2010
    Test-bed Platform for Bio-inspired Distributed Systems
    BIONETICS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2008.4731
Ichiro Satoh1,*
  • 1: National Institute of Informatics, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430, Japan.
*Contact email: ichiro@nii.ac.jp

Abstract

This paper presents a general-purpose test-bed platform for implementing and evaluating bio-inspired approaches over real distributed systems. It enables each software agent to be dynamically organized with other agents and deployed at computers according to its own organization and deployment policies. We developed several bio-inspired approaches with the platform to evaluate them over real distributed systems instead of using simulationbased evaluations. In fact, our experiment on an ant-based routing mechanism, which is one of the most typical bio-inspired approaches for distributed systems obtained different results from the results of existing simulation-based experiments. We believe that our platform is useful for bridging the gap between simulationbased approaches and real systems.