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Self-organisation and Emergence in Multi-Agent Systems
Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo
Birkbeck Colleger
University of London


This talks provides an overview of the research undertaken during the last years by the multi-agent systems community in the specific area of self-organisation. It discusses first definitions of self-organisation and emergent phenomena, engineering aspects of self-organising systems, and available run-time supporting infrastructure. Second, it describes some specific applications using different metaphors such as ants, spiders, gossip, and force fields.


self-organisation, multi-agent systems