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Falko Dressler, "Self-Organization in Autonomous Sensor/Actuator Networks," Tutorial, 15. GI/ITG Fachtagung Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen (KiVS 2007), Bern, Switzerland, February 26, 2007.


In this tutorial, we will discuss self-organization principles and mechanisms focusing on sensor/actuator networks as an example. Self-organization in technical systems has become a major research issue in the last couple of years. Especially in the areas of autonomous systems and communication networks, there was some remarkable progress in building small and simple components that are collectively used in a much larger context to solve complex tasks. We will study the primary self-organization mechanisms including reduced state operations, positive and negative feedback loops, and probabilistic techniques. Targeted issues include scalability, energy efficiency, security, and quality of service support. Often, self-organization is discussed in the context of bio-inspiration. We will also distinguish these terms and de-mystify their meanings.

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    author = {Dressler, Falko},
    title = {{Self-Organization in Autonomous Sensor/Actuator Networks}},
    howpublished = {Tutorial},
    publisher = {15. GI/ITG Fachtagung Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen (KiVS 2007)},
    location = {Bern, Switzerland},
    day = {26},
    month = {02},
    year = {2007},

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