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Generic Framework for the Engineering of Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Systems

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



This paper provides a unifying view for the engineering of self-adaptive (SA) and self-organising (SO) systems. We first identify requirements for designing and building trustworthy self-adaptive and self-organising 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 both an SA and an SO system, and discuss several current proof-of-concept studies on the enabling technologies.

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

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2007

Pages: 11

Print publication date: 01/04/2007

Source Publication Date: April 2007

Report Number: 1018

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne