de Lemos, R.
Self-* and Predictability: are these conflicting System Capabilities?
Self-star Properties in Complex Information Systems.
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In principle, it would have been desirable for any
system to have self-* capabilities when faced with
changes that might occur either in the system or its
environment. However, these capabilities are
difficult to incorporate in certain classes of systems,
mainly those in which uncertainties in their
behaviours are not desirable. In this position paper,
we discuss how the expected degree of autonomy of
a system is related to the way in which a system can
be described. The discussion is presented in the
context of predictability and the assurances
associated with the accuracy of that predictability.
The subject of this paper are those systems known
to be critical in the services they deliver, and which
cannot incorporate high degree of uncertainty.
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