EPiCS: engineering proprioception in computing systems

Tobias Becker, Andreas Agne, Peter R. Lewis, Rami Bahsoon, Funmilade Faniyi, Lukas Esterle, Ariane Keller, Arjun Chandra, Alexander R. Jensenius, Stephan C. Stilkerich

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


Modern compute systems continue to evolve towards increasingly complex, heterogeneous and distributed architectures. At the same time, functionality and performance are no longer the only aspects when developing applications for such systems, and additional concerns such as flexibility, power efficiency, resource usage, reliability and cost are becoming increasingly important. This does not only raise the question of how to efficiently develop applications for such systems, but also how to cope with dynamic changes in the application behaviour or the system environment. The EPiCS Project aims to address these aspects through exploring self-awareness and self-expression. Self-awareness allows systems and applications to gather and maintain information about their current state and environment, and reason about their behaviour. Self-expression enables systems to adapt their behaviour autonomously to changing conditions. Innovations in EPiCS are based on systematic integration of research in concepts and foundations, customisable hardware/software platforms and operating systems, and self-aware networking and middleware infrastructure. The developed technologies are validated in three application domains: computational finance, distributed smart cameras and interactive mobile media systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 15th international conference on computational science and engineering (CSE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-4914-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5165-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIEEE 15th international conference on computational science and engineering - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: 5 Dec 20127 Dec 2012


ConferenceIEEE 15th international conference on computational science and engineering
Abbreviated titleCSE 2012


Dive into the research topics of 'EPiCS: engineering proprioception in computing systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this