Empire of colonies: Self-stabilizing and self-organizing distributed algorithm

Shlomi Dolev, Nir Tzachar

Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 4305, 2006, pp 230-243

http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F11945529_17

Self-organization organization is an interesting aspect for collective adaptive systems. In this book the authors introduce an approach to achieve also self-stabilization, which ensures automatic recovery from an arbitrary state.