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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch020
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First published 20 July 2015

Dynamic Homeostasis in Packet Switching Networks

Mizuki Oka, Hirotake Abe, and Takashi Ikegami

Abstract

This is an extended abstract of a recent Adaptive Behavior paper (Oka et al., 2014) in which we investigate the homeostatic characteristics of the Internet using a packet switching network (PSN), the fundamental architecture of the Internet. We show that the adaptation introduced in PSN is interpretable as the self-organization of complex itinerant behavior among many quasi-attracting states and provides an example of Ashby’s Law of Requisite Variety in action.