Towards Ecology-Inspired Software Engineering

by Benoit Baudry, Martin Monperrus
Abstract:
Ecosystems are complex and dynamic systems. Over billions of years, they have developed advanced capabilities to provide stable functions, despite changes in their environment. In this paper, we argue that the laws of organization and development of ecosystems provide a solid and rich source of inspiration to lay the foundations for novel software construction paradigms that provide stability as much as openness..
Reference:
Towards Ecology-Inspired Software Engineering (Benoit Baudry, Martin Monperrus), Technical report, INRIA, 2012.
Bibtex Entry:
@techreport{Baudry12a,
	Abstract = {Ecosystems are complex and dynamic systems. Over billions of years, they have developed advanced capabilities to provide stable functions, despite changes in their environment. In this paper, we argue that the laws of organization and development of ecosystems provide a solid and rich source of inspiration to lay the foundations for novel software construction paradigms that provide stability as much as openness..},
	Address = {http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00694276},
	Author = {Baudry, Benoit and Monperrus, Martin},
	Institution = {INRIA},
	Month = {April},
	Number = {RR-7952},
	Title = {Towards Ecology-Inspired Software Engineering},
	Type = {Research report},
	Type_Rapport = {Rapport de recherche},
	Url = {http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00694276},
	X-International-Audience = {yes},
	X-Language = {EN},
	X-Proceedings = {no},
	x-abbrv = {tech report},
	keywords = {empirical, ecology},
	Year = {2012},}