We are developing run-time services that help make open distributed systems operate more robustly by monitoring for and handling exceptions. One particular focus is 'emergent dysfunctions' that can occur in distributed systems (such as the Internet) that operate without centralized top-down control.
Handling Emergent Resource Use Oscillations. IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics (TSMC) A. March 2005.
Using Domain-Independent Exception Handling Services to Enable Robust Open Multi-Agent Systems: The Case of Agent Death Journal for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Volume 7, Number 1/2, 2003.
A Knowledge-Based Approach to Handling Exceptions in Workflow Systems. Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Work. Vol 9, No 3/4, August 2000.
Exception Handling in Agent Systems. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Seattle, Washington, 1999.