The Dilemma of Human-Like Collective Systems

Abstract: Researchers that study Human-Like computing mainly aim to understand how systems can emulate human cognitive performance. However, when Human-Like systems are designed for sharing economy applications in which humans have to collaborate in order to achieve a desired task, Continue reading

Privacy for Peer Profiling in Collective Adaptive Systems

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce a privacy-enhanced Peer Manager, which is a fundamental building block for the implementation of a privacy-preserving collective adaptive systems computing platform. The Peer Manager is a user-centered identity management platform that keeps information owned Continue reading

Virtualizing Communication for Hybrid and Diversity-Aware Collective Adaptive Systems

Abstract: Hybrid and Diversity-Aware Collective Adaptive Systems(HDA-CAS) form a broad class of highly distributed systems comprising a number of heterogeneous human-based and machine-based computing(service) units. These units collaborate in ad-hoc formed, dynamically-adaptive collectives. The flexibility of these collectives makes them Continue reading

Reflection, collectives and adaptation: the role of models in the design of Collective Adaptive Systems

Abstract: We report work in progress on the role of models in the formation and maintenance of collectives in Hybrid Diversity-Aware Collective Adaptive Systems (HDA-CASs). HDA-CASs utilize hybrid computations involving machines and humans operating in collectives in a way that Continue reading