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Collective Systems

A Collective System (CS) is a collection of heterogeneous entities (typically both physical and virtual, distributed both organisationally and geographically) that have autonomous goals and behaviours, but, in order to accomplish their tasks and reach their individual goals in an efficient and effective way, must adapt to cooperate with one another as a collective entity.  

Within this context, the aim of the DAS Unit is to support the modelling, execution, and adaptation of CS. Achieving this challenge requires to exploit and extend technologies from service orientation, distributed systems, pervasive computing, and adaptation of composite systems and provide methodologies and techniques for the development of large-scale, collective and adaptable systems where the adaptations are resolved in a decentralize fashion and with a distributed knowledge.