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Analyzing the tradeoffs between breakup and cloning in the context of organizational self-design
 

Summary: Analyzing the tradeoffs between breakup and cloning in
the context of organizational self-design
Sachin Kamboj

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
kamboj@cis.udel.edu
ABSTRACT
Organizational Self-Design (OSD) has been proposed as an ap-
proach to constructing suitable organizations at runtime in which
the agents are responsible for constructing their own organizational
structures. OSD has also been shown to be especially suited for
environments that are dynamic and semi-dynamic.
Most existing OSD approaches work by changing the organiza-
tional structure in response to changes in the environment -- usu-
ally by spawning a new agent when an agent is overloaded and
composing agents when they are free. One approach to spawning
involves "breaking" up a problem into smaller sub-problems and
assigning one of the sub-problems to the newly spawned agent. An

  

Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences