Managing Emergent Behavior in Distributed Control Systems 1

  title={Managing Emergent Behavior in Distributed Control Systems 1},
  author={H. Van Dyke Parunak},
Distributed control architectures are becoming increasingly popular because their modularity makes them easy to install, configure, and modify. These benefits do not come for free. A population of asynchronously executing processes without central top-down control can exhibit unexpected or "emergent" behavior at the system level. To the plant engineer, this behavior may look like noise or error conditions, but it is generated by deterministic interactions among control elements, not random… CONTINUE READING
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