Sterritt, Roy (2011) Autonomic Software Systems. AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information and Communication, 8 . p. 86. [Journal article]
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GREATER demand for complex functionality, particularly in the aerospace industry, necessitates greater degreesof autonomy in our computer software and systems. Autonomic computing  and related initiatives aimed atachieving self-properties, self-healing, and ultimately self-governance are becoming more important and relevant asa result.However, there is still much to be done to achieve the vision of self-managing systems . This is particularly true inembedded systems, as highlighted by Nordstrom et al. in their article “Autonomic Healing of Model-Based Systems”.The authors highlight the need for resilience and availability of systems in complex environments, where models maynot necessarily provide all the information needed for informed decision-making regarding future behavior, leavingit to be a relatively human-intensive process. The authors describe their work on facilitating self-healing, one of theoriginal self-CHOP properties and a vital component of autonomic systems, in model-based development.We must also have assurance regarding the decisions made in self-managing systems. The potential implicationsof incorrect decisions are great, but decisions must often be made by autonomous components of ground-controlledsystems simply because of time constraints. In their paper “Game-Based Model Checking for Reliable Autonomyin Space”, Bakera et al. describe the game-based model checker GEAR, a useful tool for automatically provingproperties of autonomic systems for increased levels of assurance. They illustrate its usage with respect to a casestudy involving the ExoMars Rover.Finally, the longer-term vision of creating Autonomic Software Systems is discussed with a return to biologyfor further inspiration in creating a holistic self-managing environment in Next Generation Autonomic SystemEnvironment.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Computing & Engineering|
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments|
Computer Science Research Institute
|Deposited By:||Mr Roy Sterritt|
|Deposited On:||24 Oct 2011 11:26|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2015 11:00|
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