Journal of Computations & Modelling

Phase Transition Model between Swarm Behavior and Territorial Behavior

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  • Abstract 

    Swarm behavior is collective behavior of creatures moving with their neighbors, such as a flock of birds or a school of fishes. From the system optimization standpoint of view, there have been a number of “bioinspired” models proposed to apply the swarm behavior to organize complex systems and/or to incorporate robustness and flexibility. Territorial behavior is another group form of homogeneous individuals in which each one lives in a separate region (territory) from each other. For system optimization. The most notable application is coverage control. There are some creatures which exhibit either swarm behavior and territorial behavior according to their circumstances and conditions. However, as far as we know, there is no attempt toward any model or algorithm to combine both the swarm behavior and territorial behavior to make systems adapt to the change of circumstances and conditions. This paper proposes a phase transition model to combine swarm behavior and territorial behavior. The model is expected to apply to network optimization in dynamic environments, especially transition between cloud computing and edge computing. Through simulation-based experiments, we verify the convergence behavior of the model.  

    Keywords: Swarm behavior, Territorial behavior, Dynamic transition.