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Engineering self-adaptive systems through feedback loops

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Cristina Gacek

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Abstract

To deal with the increasing complexity of software systems and uncertainty of their environments, software engineers have turned to self-adaptivity. Self-adaptive systems are capable of dealing with a continuously changing environment and emerging requirements that may be unknown at design-time. However, building such systems cost-effectively and in a predictable manner is a major engineering challenge. In this paper, we explore the state-of-the-art in engineering self-adaptive systems and identify potential improvements in the design process. Our most important finding is that in designing self-adaptive systems, the feedback loops that control self-adaptation must become first-class entities. We explore feedback loops from the perspective of control engineering and within existing self-adaptive systems in nature and biology. Finally, we identify the critical challenges our community must address to enable systematic and well-organized engineering of self-adaptive and self-managing software systems. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.


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Author(s): Brun Y, Di Marzo Serugendo G, Gacek C, Giese H, Kienle H, Litoiu M, Müller H, Pezzè M, Shaw M

Editor(s): Cheng, B.H.C., de Lemos, R., Giese, H., Inverardi, P., Magee, J.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems

Year: 2009

Volume: 5525

Pages: 48-70

Print publication date: 01/01/2009

Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: Oxford, UK

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02161-9_3

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02161-9_3

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ISBN: 9783642021602


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