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A technique for measuring the level of autonomicity of self-managing systems

A technique for measuring the level of autonomicity of self-managing systems

Eze, Thaddeus, Anthony, Richard, Soper, Alan and Walshaw, Chris (2012) A technique for measuring the level of autonomicity of self-managing systems. In: ICAS 2012, The Eighth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems. IARIA Conferences . IARIA, pp. 8-13. ISBN 978-1-61208-187-8

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Abstract

Autonomic and self-managing systems are increasingly pervasive across an ever-widening spectrum of application domains. Autonomic technology is advancing at a high rate, yet there are no universal standards for the technology itself and the design methods used. There are also significant limitations to the way in which these systems are validated, with heavy reliance on traditional design-time techniques, despite the highly dynamic behaviour of these systems in dealing with run-time configuration changes and environmental and context changes. These limitations ultimately undermine the trustability of these systems and are barriers to eventual certification. This paper is concerned with setting the groundwork for the introduction of standards for Autonomic Computing (AC), in terms of technologies and the composition of functionality as well as validation methodologies. We propose that the first vital step in this chain is to introduce robust techniques by which the systems can be described in universal language, starting with a description of, and means to measure the extent of autonomicity exhibited by a particular system. We present a novel technique for measuring the Level of Autonomicity (LoA) along several dimensions of autonomic system self-CHOP (self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimisation and self-protection) functionalities.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: ICAS 2012, The Eighth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems
Additional Information: [1] The Eighth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2012), March 25-30, 2012, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles [2] This item was presented during the session entitled ICAS 1: Autonomic Computing see conference programme available at: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/ProgramICAS12.html [3] ICAS 2012 was colocated with other events as part of InfoSys 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomicity, level of autonomicity, autonomic system, trustworthiness, metrics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computing and Information Systems
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Smart Systems Technologies
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8433

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