The two different approaches to self-organization in spray-computers are discussed. Direct engineering approaches to self-organization aim at defining distributed algorithm to lead a system to a final coherent global state. The method enables engineers to achieve a specific robust self-organized behavior. The reverse engineering approaches to self-configuration aim at achieving complex coordinated behaviors in spray computers by recreating the conditions enabling complex coordinated behaviors. The approach allows to rely on the results from other disciplines to explore a variety of complex coordiantion phenomena to be exploited in spary computers.
Spray computers: Frontiers of self-organization / Zambonelli, F.; Gleizes, M. -P.; Mamei, M.; Tolksdorf, R.. - (2004), pp. 268-269. (Intervento presentato al convegno Proceedings - International Conference on Autonomic Computing tenutosi a New York, NY, usa nel 2004).