It's good to be different: diversity, heterogeneity, and dynamics in collective systems

Peter R. Lewis, Harry Goldingay, Vivek Nallur

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Abstract

We identify two different forms of diversity present in engineered collective systems, namely heterogeneity (genotypic/phenotypic diversity) and dynamics (temporal diversity). Three qualitatively different case studies are analysed, and it is shown that both forms of diversity can be beneficial in very different problem and application domains. Behavioural diversity is shown to be motivated by input diversity and this observation is used to present recommendations for designers of collective systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : 2014 IEEE eighth international conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2014
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages84-89
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-6378-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE 8th international conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems Workshops - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sep 201421 Sep 2014

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 8th international conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems Workshops
Abbreviated titleSASOW 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period8/09/1421/09/14

Keywords

  • behavioural diversity
  • collective system
  • distributed smart camera network
  • diversity
  • failure rate
  • load balancing
  • particle swarm optimization
  • smart camera
  • temporal diversity

Research Output

  • 1 Conference contribution

Self-adaptive probabilistic roadmap generation for intelligent virtual agents

Samperi, K., Bencomo, N. & Lewis, P. R., 5 Jan 2015, Proceedings : 2014 IEEE eighth international conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems, SASO 2014. Piscataway, NJ (US): IEEE, p. 129-138 10 p.

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  • Cite this

    Lewis, P. R., Goldingay, H., & Nallur, V. (2015). It's good to be different: diversity, heterogeneity, and dynamics in collective systems. In Proceedings : 2014 IEEE eighth international conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2014 (pp. 84-89). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SASOW.2014.36