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Cloning, resource exchange, and relation adaptation: an integrative self-organisation mechanism in a distributed agent network

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Self-organisation provides a suitable paradigm for

    developing self-managed complex distributed systems, such as

    grid computing and sensor networks. In this paper, an integrative

    self-organisation mechanism is proposed. Unlike current

    related studies, which propose only a single principle of selforganisation,

    this mechanism synthesises the three principles

    of self-organisation: cloning/spawning, resource exchange and

    relation adaptation. Based on this mechanism, an agent can autonomously

    generate new agents when it is overloaded, exchange

    resources with other agents if necessary, and modify relations

    with other agents to achieve a better agent network structure.

    In this way, agents can adapt to dynamic environments. The

    proposed mechanism is evaluated through a comparison with

    three other approaches, each of which represents state-of-theart

    research in each of the three self-organisation principles.

    Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed mechanism

    outperforms the three approaches in terms of the profit of individual

    agents and the entire agent network, the load-balancing

    among agents, and the time consumption to finish a simulation

    run.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Ye, D., Zhang, M. & Soetanto, D. (2014). Cloning, resource exchange, and relation adaptation: an integrative self-organisation mechanism in a distributed agent network. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 25 (4), 887-897.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84896302194

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/940

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 887

End Page


  • 897

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Self-organisation provides a suitable paradigm for

    developing self-managed complex distributed systems, such as

    grid computing and sensor networks. In this paper, an integrative

    self-organisation mechanism is proposed. Unlike current

    related studies, which propose only a single principle of selforganisation,

    this mechanism synthesises the three principles

    of self-organisation: cloning/spawning, resource exchange and

    relation adaptation. Based on this mechanism, an agent can autonomously

    generate new agents when it is overloaded, exchange

    resources with other agents if necessary, and modify relations

    with other agents to achieve a better agent network structure.

    In this way, agents can adapt to dynamic environments. The

    proposed mechanism is evaluated through a comparison with

    three other approaches, each of which represents state-of-theart

    research in each of the three self-organisation principles.

    Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed mechanism

    outperforms the three approaches in terms of the profit of individual

    agents and the entire agent network, the load-balancing

    among agents, and the time consumption to finish a simulation

    run.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Ye, D., Zhang, M. & Soetanto, D. (2014). Cloning, resource exchange, and relation adaptation: an integrative self-organisation mechanism in a distributed agent network. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 25 (4), 887-897.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84896302194

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/940

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 887

End Page


  • 897

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States