Abstract: Hybrid Diversity-aware Collective Adaptive Systems (HDA-CAS) is a new generation of socio-technical systems where both humans and machine peers complement each other and operate collectively to achieve their goals. These systems are characterized by the fundamental properties of hybridity and collectiveness, hiding from users the complexities associated with managing the collaboration and coordination of hybrid human/machine teams. In this paper we present the key programming elements of the SmartSociety HDA-CAS platform. We first describe the overall platform’s architecture and functionality and then present concrete programming model elements – Collective-based Tasks (CBTs) and Collectives, describe their properties and show how they meet the hybridity and collectiveness requirements. We also describe the associated Java language constructs, and show how concrete use-cases can be encoded with the introduced constructs.
Citation: O. Scekic, T. Schiavinotto, D. I. Diochnos, M. Rovatsos, H.-L. Truong, I. Carreras, S. Dustdar, Programming Model Elements for Hybrid Collaborative Adaptive Systems, 1st IEEE International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing (CIC’15), 27-30 October 2015, Hangzhou, China.