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Frequency-Dependent Selection Predicts Patterns of Radiations and Biodiversity

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Carlos J. Melian, David Alonso, Diego P. Vazquez, James Regetz, Stefano Allesina PLoS Comput Biol 6(8): e1000892 DOI 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000892 Used by the Diversify project In this paper, Carlos Melian, a member of the DIVERSIFY ecological board, develops a neutral model

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The diversity-stability debate

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Kevin Shear McCann NATURE, Vol 405, 11 May 2000 DOI 10.1038/35012234 Used by the Diversify project This paper synthesizes the main elements in the debate that goes on in ecology to understand the exact role of biodiversity on the stability,

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E unibus pluram: Massive-Scale Software Diversity as a Defense Mechanism

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Michael Franz NSPW ’10: Proceedings of the 2010 workshop on New security paradigms, Pages 7-16 DOI 10.1145/1900546.1900550 Used by the Diversify project Franz proposes to generate massive diversity through compilation, for security purposes. He identifies a number of paradigm shifts

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Building Diverse Computer Systems

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Forrest, S. ; Somayaji, A. ; Ackley, D.H. The Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, 1997, 67 – 72 DOI 10.1109/HOTOS.1997.595185 Used by the Diversify project Another seminal paper by Stephanie Forrest who advocates for increased diversity in

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Generating diverse software versions with genetic programming: an experimental study

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R. Feldt IEE Proceedings Software, Volume: 145 , Issue: 6, 1998 , Page(s): 228 – 236 DOI 10.1049/ip-sen:19982444 Used by the Diversify project One of the first work to use genetic programming for teh automatic generation of variants for N-version

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Network structure and biodiversity loss in food webs: robustness increases with connectance

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Jennifer A. Dunne, Richard J. Williams, Neo D. Martinez Ecology Letters Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 558–567, July 2002 DOI: 10.1046/j.1461-0248.2002.00354.x Used by the Diversify project This paper proposes a metric for the robustness of relations in ecological network. The

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The N-Version Approach to Fault-Tolerant Software

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Algirdas Avizienis IEEE Transactions On Software Engineering, Vol. Se-I 1, No. 12, December 1985 DOI 10.1109/TSE.1985.231893 Used by the Diversify project This paper is the seminal paper for N-version programming, the first implementation of software diversity for dependable embedded systems.

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FoCAS sponsor Diversify Workshop

FoCAS is helping to sponsor the Diversify project’s workshop in Rennes on 3-4 February 2014 which is considering how graphs can be used to transfer ecological concepts to software design principles. 3 – 4 February 2014, Rennes, France Download Description

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New Diversify publication

3. DIVERSIFY: Ecology-Inspired Software Evolution for Diversity Emergence Benoit Baudry, Martin Monperrus, Cendrine Mony, Franck Chauvel, Franck Fleurey, Siobhan Clarke In Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR), 2014.

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Clonal Plasticity & Operator Placement

Trinity College Dublin (Diversify) Vivek Nallur Hui Song Siobhán Clarke Presentation from ECAL 2013

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