Making Self-Adaptation an Engineering Reality

Shang-Wen Cheng, David Garlan, and Bradley Schmerl

Self-Star Properties in Complex Information Systems, Ozlap Babaoglu, Mark Jelasity, Alberto Montresor, Christof Fetzer, Stefano Leonardi, Aad van Moorsel, Maarten van Steen (Eds), LNCS Vol 3460, Springer-Verlag, 2005, . Also available from Springer-Verlag here

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In this paper, we envision a world where a software engineer could take an existing software system, specify, for a set of properties of interest, an objective, conditions for change, and strategies for their adaptation and, within a few man weeks, make that system self-adaptive where it was not before. We describe how our approach generalizes to different classes of systems and holds promise for cost-effective, dynamic system self-adaptation to become an engineering reality.

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