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Cooperating objects (Computer systems)

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    • COs (Cooperating objects)
    • Cyber-physical systems
    • Objects, Cooperating (Computer systems)
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    • found: Work cat.: Marron, P.J. The emerging domain of cooperating objects, c2012:p. 9 (Cooperating objects are modular systems of autonomous, heterogeneous devices pursuing a common goal by cooperation in computations and in sensing and/or actuating with the environment ... the domain of Cooperating objects is a cross-section between (networked) embedded systems, ubiquitous computing, and (wireless) sensor networks)
    • found: Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence web site, July 16, 2012:about, background (There is a number of different system concepts that have gained a lot of relevance in the area of embedded systems ... [They are] embedded systems ... pervasive computing (also called ubiquitous computing) ... [and] wireless sensor networks ... A future system concept needs to combine the strong points of all three system concepts ... It has to provide support for the control of physical processes like today's embedded systems do, have as good support for device heterogeneity and spontaneity of usage as required by pervasive and ubiquitous computing approaches, and has to be as cost efficient and wirelessly agile as wireless sensor networks are. These new systems consist, therefore, of individual entities or objects that jointly strive to reach a common goal, which will typically be a goal in sensing or control, and are dynamically and loosely federating themselves for cooperation, taking care not to overtax their available resources. Definition ... Cooperating Objects consist of embedded computing devices equipped with communication as well as sensing or actuation capabilities that are able to cooperate and organize themselves autonomously into networks to achieve a common task. The vision of Cooperating Objects is to tackle the emerging complexity by cooperation and modularity. Towards this vision, the ability to communicate and interact with other objects and/or the environment is a major prerequisite. While in many cases cooperation is application specific, cooperation among heterogeneous devices can be supported by shared abstractions)
    • found: Third International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects home page, July 16, 2012(Cooperating Objects (COs) collectively refers to embedded computing devices equipped with communication as well as sensing or actuation capabilities, able to cooperate and organize themselves autonomously into networks to achieve a common task. As such, COs envision a single, coherent system formed by a wide range of devices)
    • found: Ollero, A. An introduction to the concept of cooperating objects and sensor networks, via WWW, July 16, 2012:p. 14 (Cooperating Object (CO); a CO can be defined as a collection of sensors, actuators, controllers or other COs that communicate with each other and are able to achieve, more or less autonomously, a common goal)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed May 14, 2015(cyber-physical system (CPS) is a system of collaborating computational elements controlling physical entities. Today, a precursor generation of cyber-physical systems can be found in areas as diverse as aerospace, automotive, chemical processes, civil infrastructure, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, entertainment, and consumer appliances. This generation is often referred to as embedded systems. In embedded systems the emphasis tends to be more on the computational elements, and less on an intense link between the computational and physical elements)
    • found: Applied science full text, viewed May 14, 2015(separate headings: Cooperating objects (Computer systems); Cyber-physical systems)
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    • 2015-08-27: revised
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