Applying the Concept of Artificial DNA and Hormone System to a Low-Performance Automotive Environment

  • Uwe BrinkschulteEmail author
  • Felix Fastnacht
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11479)


Embedded systems are growing very complex because of the increasing chip integration density, larger number of chips in distributed applications and demanding application fields e.g. in autonomous cars. Bio-inspired techniques like self-organization are a key feature to handle the increasing complexity of embedded systems. In biology the structure and organization of a system is coded in its DNA, while dynamic control flows are regulated by the hormone system. We adapted these concepts to embedded systems using an artificial DNA (ADNA) and an artificial hormone system (AHS). Based on these concepts, highly reliable, robust and flexible systems can be created. These properties predestine the ADNA and AHS for the use in future automotive applications.

However, computational resources and communication bandwidth are often limited in automotive environments. Nevertheless, in this paper we show that the concept of ADNA and AHS can be successfully applied to an environment consisting of low-performance automotive microcontrollers interconnected by a classical CAN bus.


Artificial DNA Artificial hormone system Self-organization Automotive environment CAN bus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für InformatikGoethe Universität Frankfurt am MainFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Intedis GmbH & Co. KGWürzburgGermany

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