Optimization in the NOMADS Republic

Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung des Graduiertenkollegs

Prof. Dr. Miroslaw Malek


The NOMADS Republic is the largest nation on earth. It boasts several billions of citizens already, and depending on how one counts, its population may grow from 20 to about 100 billion or even a trillion citizens at the end of this decade. The NOMADS Republic has no borders and its growth cannot be stopped. Anyone or anything who/that has an ID, be it a passport or a telephone number, an IP address or a product number, when connected, may become a citizen of the NOMADS Republic such as the people, the infrastructure and embedded systems (sensors and actuators including electromechanical systems such as robots).

The goal of NOMADS (Networks of Mobile Adaptive Dependable Systems) infrastructure is to provide low cost, dependable and adaptive connectivity to support mobility, billing and other basic functionality and services desired by clients and service providers including services composability. The NOMADS infrastructure is ubiquitous but rarely pervasive, it is autonomic and proactive and supports humans without technological aggression, trying to hide or embed technical aspects. The ease-of-use is also one of the key goals.

Optimization in such diverse environment is not only a challenge but is frequently not possible due to complexity and immeasurable or conflicting goals. Therefore, the optimization is focused on a subset of functional and non-functional requirements, qualitative or quantitative in nature, which use a suite of mathematical models and methods attempting to optimize the weighted goal functions.

The presentation includes a concept of the NOMADS Republic and a description of the architecture of NOMADS infrastructure and its optimization goals.