Architecting self-aware software systems

Funmilade Faniyi, Peter R. Lewis, Rami Bahsoon, Xin Yao

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Contemporary software systems are becoming increasingly large, heterogeneous, and decentralised. They operate in dynamic environments and their architectures exhibit complex trade-offs across dimensions of goals, time, and interaction, which emerges internally from the systems and externally from their environment. This gives rise to the vision of self-aware architecture, where design decisions and execution strategies for these concerns are dynamically analysed and seamlessly managed at run-time. Drawing on the concept of self-awareness from psychology, this paper extends the foundation of software architecture styles for self-adaptive systems to arrive at a new principled approach for architecting self-aware systems. We demonstrate the added value and applicability of the approach in the context of service provisioning to cloud-reliant service-based applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationWorking IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture 2014, WICSA 2014
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3412-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 7 Apr 201411 Apr 2014


Conference11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture
Abbreviated titleWICSA 2014

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