Part of the ‘Self Aware Computing’ umbrella I think.
So they are utilizing Trust and Forgiveness. Smells about as organic as a Monsanto non browning apple to me…but early days and will have a good look at this. Thanks for the heads up
Slideshare: Using trust-aware strategic agents for a self-organising computing grid
PDF: Self-organisation and Evolution for Trust-adaptive Grid Computing Agents
PDF: Self-organizing trusted communities of trust-adaptive agents
The progress in the field of computer architectures, as can be observed since the beginning of the 60s, will continue in the foreseeable future at the same speed. A doubling of all key performance parameters every 18 to 24 months, according to the generalized Moore’s law will determine the future development.
Mastering this complexity requires a new, oriented more on people than on the technology paradigm.
Computers must adapt to the people and to the respective current situation, not vice versa.
Adaptivity and self-organization are the key skills of future complex computer systems.
Large numbers of autonomous subsystems are constantly striving in achieving a given objective optimization by the user as much as possible. The ability to play co-operation with other subsystems (and the people) play a central role.
Computer systems that are to achieve these objectives must possess properties which they live like organic let appear. The properties that have such organic computer systems?
Organic computer systems consist of autonomous and cooperative subsystems and work, as far as possible, self-organizing. Self-organization is associated with adaptive and context-aware behavior.
For self-organization include, but is self-x properties:
- self-explanatory etc.
In the new research area of Organic Computing the social question is examined which properties must have the individual agents so that they can work together in a network.
Cooperation requires social behavior, if it is to be efficient and effective - shows us the game theory.
We believe that trust and reliability have become a constituent part also in technical systems.
In addition to bottom-up self-organization but also top-down mechanisms to control emergent behavior are needed. Here come institutional mechanisms used, as they were introduced for. B. of E. Ostrom in Economics and Social Sciences in the form of “Enduring Institutions”