Organic Bus

Organic Self-organizing Bus-based Communication Systems

Today s electronic systems comprise a multitude of complex components interacting over communication networks and bus systems. In this project, an organic approach for the analysis, design and optimization of bus-based communication systems is investigated. The goal of our approach is to overcome drawbacks of today s pure offline designs that are based on worst-case estimations, are not expandable, and may easily degenerate when the environment or requirements change at run-time. In contrast, a decentralized approach using online self-organization would be able to monitor the actual traffic ofthe communication system and adapt either sending rates, probabilities, priorities, etc. accordingly. This project intends to provide a) theoretical foundations on self-organization for bus-based communication architectures based on game theory and utility functions, b) models as well as a design methodology including learning techniques to implement such properties for conflicting requirements, such as deadlines and bandwidth, and c) a simulation testbed. Finally, d) a hardware demonstrator shall be developed in order to prove the benefits of the investigated approaches in a realistic environment.