364 pages | 60 B/W Illus.
"Nature-inspired" includes, roughly speaking, "bio-inspired"+"physical-inspired"+"social-inspired"+ and so on. This book contains highly original contributions about how nature is going to shape networking systems of the future. Hence, it focuses on rigorous approaches and cutting-edge solutions, which encompass three classes of major methods: 1) Those that take inspiration from nature for the development of novel problem solving techniques; 2) Those that are based on the use of networks to synthesize natural phenomena; and 3) Those that employ natural materials to compute or communicate.
Networking Based on Biological Principles: Autonomic Networking. Context-aware Networking. Evolutionary Networking. Networking Based on Physical Principles: Relativistic Networking, Optical Networking, and Spatial Networking. Amorphous Networking. Massive Parallel Computing. Networking Based on Social Principles: Collision-based Networking. Swam Intelligence in Networking. Collective Intelligence in Networking. Networking Based on Chaos and Dynamical Systems.