On the impact of fractal organization on the performance of socio-technical systems
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
New york :Ieee
2013 IEEE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AND 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMIC AND TRUSTED COMPUTING (UIC/ATC) UBIQUITOUS INTELLIGENCE AND COMPUTING
IEEE 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and, Computing (UIC) / IEEE 10th International Conference on Autonomic and, Trusted Computing (ATC), DEC 18-21, 2013, Sorrento Peninsula, ITALY
, p. 672-677
University of Antwerp
Fractal organizations are a class of bio-inspired distributed hierarchical architectures in which control and feedback information are allowed to flow independently of the position the participating nodes have in the system hierarchy. In this paper we discuss the adoption of a fractal organization in a class of socio-technical systems characterized by a centralized architecture. We present the key architectural traits of the resulting Fractal Social Organization and put forward our conjecture that services based on the presented solution may exhibit significant improvements, e.g., in terms of scalability and performance. In order to provide elements to justify our conjecture we describe how we envision the use of the new organization in two different cases: a framework for semantic service description-and-matching and a low-cost telemonitoring service.