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Title: Bio-Inspired Coordination and Control in Self-Organizing Logistic Execution Systems
Authors: Van Belle, Jan
Valckenaers, Paul
Saint Germain, Bart
Bahtiar, Rudi
Cattrysse, Dirk
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Host Document: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2011) pages:713-718
Conference: International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN) edition:9 location:Lisbon date:26-29 July 2011
Abstract: In nature, complex systems grow out of a simple start (often a single cell). This growing process is environment-dependent: a cell receives signals from its surroundings, which significantly influence its activities. This results in a mature organism that is adapted to a complex environment in spite of the initial simplicity. This paper discusses a logistic execution system in which the self-organizing behavior is inspired by this natural process. The mechanisms for the self-organizing activities remain simple whereas the research focuses on providing a suitable environment to achieve and/or guarantee the desirable overall behavior and performance. The paper thus presents an approach for the engineering of self-organized systems. This approach however is only applicable when the world-of-interest involves the allocation and utilization of macroscopic physical resources (e.g. logistics, manufacturing, traffic). The approach cannot be readily applied to information-centric applications (e.g. grid computing, e-commerce).
ISBN: 978-1-4577-0434-5
ISSN: 1935-4576
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure

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