BISON explores the use of ideas derived from complex adaptive
systems (CAS) to enable the construction of robust and self-organizing
information systems for deployment in highly dynamic network
environments. A survey paper describing the main results obtained
by BISON will be published in the Proceedings of the European Conference
on Complex Systems (Paris, November 2005) [BCD+05].
Two kinds of networking environments are considered in BISON:
Follow the links for a brief description of the main results in the two
areas. For each of the protocols developed during BISON, you will find
an extended abstract describing the protocol itself and a bibliography
listing the main publications associated to it. For some of the
publications you will find also the code that has been
used to produce the results.
Most of the results regarding overlay systems have been produced using
simulator. Peersim is an open-source project started in Bologna, based
on Java, highly optimized for large-scale overlay simulations. Several
groups outside BISON are using it; you may be interested in giving it a
Ozalp Babaoglu, Geoffrey Canright, Andreas Deutsch, Gianni Di Caro, Frederick
Ducatelle, Luca Gambardella, Niloy Ganguly, Márk Jelasity, Roberto
Montemanni, and Alberto Montresor.
Design patterns from biology for distributed computing.
In Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems,