COST Action Chemobrionics Prague Meeting 2020
“Guiding the Self-organization of Cyber-Physical Systems”
Self-organization is present in several physical, chemical, and biological systems. Also, it offers a promising approach for designing and engineering adaptive systems. Given the inherent complexity of most cyber-physical systems, adaptivity is desired, as predictability is limited. I will mention different concepts and approaches that can facilitate self-organization in cyber-physical systems, and thus be exploited for design. Then I mention real-world examples of systems where self-organization has managed to provide solutions that outperform classical approaches, in particular related to urban mobility. Finally, I identify when a centralized, distributed, or self-organizing control is more appropriate.