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MetaSelf - A Framework for Designing and Controlling Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John Fitzgerald, Professor Alexander Romanovsky

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Abstract

This paper proposes a unifying framework for the engineering of dependable self-adaptive (SA) and self-organising (SO) systems. We first identify requirements for designing and building such SA and SO systems. Second, we propose a generic framework combining design-time and run-time features which permit the definition and analysis at design-time of mechanisms that both ensure and constrain the run-time behaviour of an SA or SO system, thereby providing some assurance of its self-* capabilities. We show how this framework applies to two different systems: (1) a dynamically resilient Web service system; (2) design of an industrial assembly system with both SA and SO capabilities.


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Author(s): Di Marzo Serugendo G, Fitzgerald J, Romanovsky A, Guelfi N

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

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Year: 2008

Pages: 17

Print publication date: 01/12/2008

Source Publication Date: December 2008

Report Number: BBKCS-08-08

Institution: School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Place Published: Birkbeck College, London, UK

URL: http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk//research/techreps/2008/bbkcs-08-08.pdf


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