Trustworthy Open Self-Organising Systems

  • Wolfgang Reif
  • Gerrit Anders
  • Hella Seebach
  • Jan-Philipp Steghöfer
  • Elisabeth André
  • Jörg Hähner
  • Christian Müller-Schloer
  • Theo Ungerer

Part of the Autonomic Systems book series (ASYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gerrit Anders, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Wolfgang Reif, Elisabeth André, Jörg Hähner et al.
    Pages 1-16
  3. Gerrit Anders, Florian Siefert, Alexander Schiendorfer, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Benedikt Eberhardinger et al.
    Pages 17-54
  4. Stephan Hammer, Michael Wißner, Elisabeth André
    Pages 55-87
  5. Jan Kantert, Sarah Edenhofer, Sven Tomforde, Jörg Hähner, Christian Müller-Schloer
    Pages 89-126
  6. Sarah Edenhofer, Sven Tomforde, Jan Kantert, Lukas Klejnowski, Yvonne Bernard, Jörg Hähner et al.
    Pages 127-152
  7. Nizar Msadek, Theo Ungerer
    Pages 153-183
  8. Cristiano Castelfranchi, Rino Falcone
    Pages 209-229

About this book


This book treats the computational use of social concepts as the focal point for the realisation of a novel class of socio-technical systems, comprising smart grids, public display environments, and grid computing.

These systems are composed of technical and human constituents that interact with each other in an open environment. Heterogeneity, large scale, and uncertainty in the behaviour of the constituents and the environment are the rule rather than the exception.

Ensuring the trustworthiness of such systems allows their technical constituents to interact with each other in a reliable, secure, and predictable way while their human users are able to understand and control them.


"Trustworthy Open Self-Organising Systems" contains a wealth of knowledge, from trustworthy self-organisation mechanisms, to trust models, methods to measure a user's trust in a system, a discussion of social concepts beyond trust, and insights into the impact open self-organising systems will have on society.


Distributed Systems Multi-Agent Systems Open Systems Organic Computing Self-Optimization Self-Organization Trust Uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Reif
    • 1
  • Gerrit Anders
    • 2
  • Hella Seebach
    • 3
  • Jan-Philipp Steghöfer
    • 4
  • Elisabeth André
    • 5
  • Jörg Hähner
    • 6
  • Christian Müller-Schloer
    • 7
  • Theo Ungerer
    • 8
  1. 1.Institute for Software and Systems EnginUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Software and Systems EnginUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Software and Systems EnginUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science and EnginChalmers University of Technology UniverGothenburgSweden
  5. 5.Human-Centered MultimediaUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  6. 6.Organic Computing GroupUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  7. 7.Institute of Systems EngineeringUniversity of HannoverHannoverGermany
  8. 8.Systems and Networking GroupUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29199-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29201-4
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