Organic Computing - a Generic Approach to Controlled Self-organization in Adaptive Systems

March 6, 2009 - 12:00pm
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Organic Computing is a recent paradigm for the design and management of complex technical systems, addressing the need for adaptive, self-organising systems which are capable of dealing with changing requirements and unanticipated situations in a robust and trustworthy way and which allow an external "observer" or "user" to interfere and influence the system whenever it does not show acceptable behaviour by itself. Research in this area is supported by a priority program of the German Research Foundation ( . The talk will present the generic observer/controller architecture of Organic Computing and describe our research on organic traffic control and on smart energy systems. Furthermore, the talk will highlight the close connection to COMMputation, a newly formed focus area of research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, emphasizing the inherent combination of communication and computation in a broad range of complex application systems. For more information about this seminar, please contact: Galen Barbose(510) 495-2593

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