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PAC-MEN: Personal Autonomic Computing Monitoring Environments

Sterritt, Roy and Bantz, DF (2004) PAC-MEN: Personal Autonomic Computing Monitoring Environments. In: IEEE DEXA 2004 Workshops - 2nd International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAACS 04), Zaragoza, Spain. IEEE. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/DEXA.2004.1333562


The overall goal of this research is to improve the 'environment awareness' aspect of personal autonomic computing. Personal computing offers unique challenges for self-management due to its multiequipment, multisituation, and multiuser nature. The aim is to develop a support architecture for multiplatform working, based on autonomic computing concepts and techniques. Of particular interest is collaboration among personal systems to take a shared responsibility for environment awareness. Concepts mirroring human mechanisms, such as 'reflex reactions' and the use of 'vital signs' to assess operational health, are used in designing and implementing the personal computing architecture. A proof of concept self-healing tool is considered and lessons learned used for the requirements specification of the community-based environment awareness prototype environment - PAC-MEN (personal autonomic computing monitor environment).

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
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
ID Code:8089
Deposited By: Mr Roy Sterritt
Deposited On:29 Feb 2012 15:46
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 10:38

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