Clonal Plasticity: An Autonomic Mechanism for Multi-Agent Systems to Self-Diversify

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Title: Clonal Plasticity: An Autonomic Mechanism for Multi-Agent Systems to Self-Diversify
Authors: Nallur, Vivek
Clarke, Siobhán
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9934
Date: 7-Dec-2017
Online since: 2019-04-15T08:07:09Z
Abstract: Diversity has long been used as a design tactic in computer systems to achieve various properties. Multi-agent systems, in particular, have utilized diversity to achieve aggregate properties such as efficiency of resource allocations, and fairness in these allocations. However, diversity has usually been introduced manually by the system designer. This paper proposes a decentralized technique, clonal plasticity, that makes homogeneous agents self-diversify, in an autonomic way. We show that clonal plasticity is competitive with manual diversification, at achieving efficient resource allocations and fairness.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Start page: 275
End page: 311
Copyright (published version): 2017 the Author
Keywords: Clonal plasticityMulti-agent systemsAutonomicDiversityHetetogeneity
DOI: 10.1007/s10458-017-9380-x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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