FoCAS Workshop @ SASO 2014

Special Issue on Collective Adaptive Systems – Scaleable Computing: Practice and Experience

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Workshop participants

Workshop participants

Jacob Beal

Jacob Beal

Antonio Bucchiarone

Antonio Bucchiarone

Niranjan Suri

Niranjan Suri

Workshop participants

Workshop participants

 Laszlo Z. Varga

Laszlo Z. Varga

Andreas Poxrucker

Andreas Poxrucker

Vashti Galpin

Vashti Galpin

Workshop debate

Workshop debate

Franco Zambonelli

Franco Zambonelli

Thomas Schmickl

Thomas Schmickl

 Stefano Mariani

Stefano Mariani

Audience discussion

Audience discussion

Best Student Paper Award Stefano Mariani

Best Student Paper Award Stefano Mariani

 Iva Bojic

Iva Bojic

Workshop organisers

Workshop organisers

Photos and audio from the FoCAS Science Cafe are here


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2nd FoCAS Workshop on Fundamentals of Collective Systems

Monday, 8th September 2014 at SASO 2014, London, UK.

For full details visit the workshop website

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Collective Adaptive Systems (CAS) is a broad term that describes large scale systems that comprise of many units/nodes, each of which may have their own individual properties, objectives and actions. Decision-making in such a system is distributed and possibly highly dispersed, and interaction between the units may lead to the emergence of unexpected phenomena. CASs are open, in that nodes may enter or leave the collective at any time, and boundaries between CASs are fluid. The units can be highly heterogeneous (computers, robots, agents, devices, biological entities, etc.), each operating at different temporal and spatial scales, and having different (potentially conflicting) objectives and goals, even if often the system has a global goal that is pursued by means of collective actions. Our society increasingly depends on such systems, in which collections of heterogeneous ‘technological’ nodes are tightly entangled with human and social structures to form ‘artificial societies’. Yet, to properly exploit them, we need to develop a deeper scientific understanding of the principles by which they operate, in order to better design them.

This workshop solicits papers that address new methodologies, theories and principles that can be used in order to develop a better understanding of the fundamental factors underpinning the operation of such systems, so that we can better design, build, and analyse such systems. We welcome inter-disciplinary approaches.

Suggested Topics (but not limited to)

Novel theories relating to operating principles of CAS
Novel design principles for building CAS systems
Insights into the short and long term adaptation of CAS systems
Insights into Emergent Properties of CAS
Insights into general properties of large scale, distributed CAS
Methodologies for studying, analysing and building CAS
Frameworks for analysing or developing CAS
Case-studies/Scenarios that can be used to investigate CAS properties

Invited contributions from the workshop will be published in a
Special Issue of the Journal of Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience
http://scpe.org/

For full details visit the workshop website