Collaborative self-organization by devices providing document services - A multi-agent perspective

Nathan Gnanasambandam, Naveen Sharma, Soundar Rajan Tirupatikumara, Hua Liu

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Abstract

In a service oriented environment such as the realm of document services, the conventional notion is that of a multi-function device interacting individually with customer applications and the service-provider's offerings. Counter to this view, the key emerging idea is that of a network of Multi-Function Devices1 (MFD) providing service as a collaborative system. This idea enables the service provider to define additional services over the collection of devices. By assuming a multi-agent perspective of this service-oriented environment, we propose an autonomic mechanism through which the collection of devices can self-organize. The self-organization is carried out in two steps - firstly, the devices assemble themselves in to a meaningful structure and subsequently configure themselves by assuming suitable roles in the distributed multi-agent system. Upon self-organization, devices may exhibit better immunity to information load and failures, consequently becoming a survivable network of devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2006
Pages305-308
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2006 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jun 13 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2006
Volume2006

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2006
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period6/13/066/16/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)

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