Engineering Self-Organising Systems

Methodologies and Applications

  • Sven A. Brueckner
  • Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo
  • Anthony Karageorgos
  • Radhika Nagpal
Conference proceedings ESOA 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3464)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3464)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. State of the Art

  3. Synthesis and Design Methods

  4. Self- ssembly and Robots

    1. Marco Mamei, Matteo Vasirani, Franco Zambonelli
      Pages 138-153
    2. Geoff Poulton, Ying Guo, Geoff James, Phil Valencia, Vadim Gerasimov, Jiaming Li
      Pages 154-166
    3. Aram Galstyan, Kristina Lerman
      Pages 167-179
  5. Stigmergy and Related Topics

    1. Hadeli Karuna, Paul Valckenaers, Bart Saint-Germain, Paul Verstraete, Constantin Bala Zamfirescu, Hendrik Van Brussel
      Pages 210-226
    2. Frederic Armetta, Salima Hassas, Simone Pimont, Emanuel Gonon
      Pages 240-255
  6. Industrial Applications

    1. Christl Lauterbach, Rupert Glaser, Domnic Savio, Markus Schnell, Werner Weber, Susanne Kornely et al.
      Pages 256-266
    2. Sven Graupner, Artur Andrzejak, Vadim Kotov, Holger Trinks
      Pages 280-297
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Self-organisation, self-regulation, self-repair, and self-maintenance are promising conceptual approaches to deal with the ever increasing complexity of distributed interacting software and information handling systems. Self-organising applications are able to dynamically change their functionality and structure without direct user intervention to respond to changes in requirements and the environment.

This book comprises revised and extended papers presented at the International Workshop on Engineering Self-Organising Applications, ESOA 2004, held in New York, NY, USA in July 2004 at AAMAS as well as invited papers from leading researchers. The papers are organized in topical sections on state of the art, synthesis and design methods, self-assembly and robots, stigmergy and related topics, and industrial applications.


ad-hoc networking algorithms complexity e-commerce learning modeling optimization robot self-maintance self-organizing applications self-organizing systems self-regulation self-repair sensor networks virtual machine

Editors and affiliations

  • Sven A. Brueckner
    • 1
  • Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo
    • 2
  • Anthony Karageorgos
    • 3
  • Radhika Nagpal
    • 4
  1. 1.NewVectorsAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and Information SystemsBirkbeck College London 
  3. 3.Department of Computer and Communication EngineeringUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece
  4. 4.Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Computer Science Dept.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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