Innovative frameworks have to be identified for the deploymentand execution of pervasive services made up of a massive numberof components, and able to exhibit properties of self-organizationand self-adaptability, and of long-lasting evolvability. This paper discusshow such frameworks should get inspiration from Ecological systems,modeling and deploying services as autonomous individuals (i.e agents),spatially-situated in an ecosystem of other services, data sources, andpervasive devices, all of which acting, interacting, and evolving accordingto a limited set of “laws of nature”. In this context, we presenta reference architecture to frame the concepts and components of ecoinspiredsystems, discuss the characteristics of the ecological approach,and exemplify it with the help of a representative case study. Preliminarysimulation results show the potential effectiveness of the approach.
A Nature Inspired Approach for Large-scale Pervasive Service Ecosystems / VILLALBA CARDOZO, Cynthia Emilia; Zambonelli, Franco. - STAMPA. - (2009), pp. 3-13. (Intervento presentato al convegno AAMAS Workshop on Massively Multiagent Systems tenutosi a Budapest nel May, 2009).