International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

ISSN: 2074-904X (Print), ISSN: 2074-9058 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJISA Vol.4, No.1, Feb. 2012

Self-Organization and Autonomy in Computational Networks:Agents-based Contractual Workflow Paradigm

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Agents;autonomy;bio-inspired technique;cloud-computing services;contract -based workflow;selforganization;shortest path computation;template matching


We describe an agents-based contractual workflow paradigm for Self-organization and autonomy in computational networks. The agent-based paradigm can be interpreted as the outcome arising out of deterministic, nondeterministic or stochastic interaction among a set of agents that includes the environment. These interactions are like chemical reactions and result in self-organization. Since the reaction rules are inherently parallel, any number of actions can be performed cooperatively or competitively among the subsets of elements, so that the agents carry out the required actions. Also we describe the application of this paradigm in finding short duration paths, chemical- patent mining, and in cloud computing services.

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E.V.Krishnamurthy,"Self-Organization and Autonomy in Computational Networks:Agents-based Contractual Workflow Paradigm", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.4, no.1, pp.64-76, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2012.01.08


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