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Generic support for policy-based self-adaptive systems

Generic support for policy-based self-adaptive systems

Anthony, Richard (2006) Generic support for policy-based self-adaptive systems. Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06). IEEE Computer Society, pp. 108-113. ISBN 0 7695 2641 1

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This paper presents a policy definition language which forms part of a generic policy toolkit for autonomic computing systems in which the policies themselves can be modified dynamically and automatically. Targeted enhancements to the current state of practice include: policy self-adaptation where the policy itself is dynamically modified to match environmental conditions; improved support for non autonomics-expert developers; and facilitating easy deployment of adaptive policies into legacy code.

The policy definition language permits powerful expression of self-managing behaviours and facilitates a diverse policy behaviour space. Features include support for multiple versions of a given policy type, multiple configuration templates, and meta policies to dynamically select between policy instances.

An example deployment scenario illustrates advanced functionality in the context of a multi policy stock trading system which is sensitive to environmental volatility.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomic computing systems, generic policy toolkit,
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Computer & Computational Science Research Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology
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