Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems: Research Challenges in the Provision of Assurances

de Lemos, Rogerio and Garlan, David and Ghezzi, Carlo and Giese, Holger and Andersson, Jesper and Litoiu, Marin and Schmerl, Bradley and Weyns, Danny and Baresi, Luciano and Bencomo, Nelly and Brun, Yuriy and Camara, Javier and Calinescu, Radu and Cohen, Myra B. and Gorla, Alessandra and Grassi, Vincenzo and Grunske, Lars and Inverardi, Paola and Jezequel, Jean-Marc and Malek, Sam and Mirandola, Raffaela and Mori, Marco and Müller, Hausi A. and Rouvoy, Romain and Rubira, Cecília M. F. and Rutten, Eric and Shaw, Mary and Tamburrelli, Giordano and Tamura, Gabriel and Villegas, Norha M. and Vogel, Thomas and Zambonelli, Franco (2018) Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems: Research Challenges in the Provision of Assurances. In: de Lemos, Rogerio and Garlan, D. and Giese, H., eds. Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems III. Assurances. Lecture Notes on Computer Science . Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-74182-6. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74183-3_1) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The important concern for modern software systems is to become more cost-effective, while being versatile, flexible, resilient, dependable, energy-efficient, customisable, configurable and self-optimising when reacting to run-time changes that may occur within the system itself, its environment or requirements. One of the most promising approaches to achieving such properties is to equip software systems with self-managing capabilities using self-adaptation mechanisms. Despite re-cent advances in this area, one key aspect of self-adaptive systems that remains to be tackled in depth is the provision of assurances, i.e., the collection, analysis and synthesis of evidence that the system satisfies its stated functional and non-functional requirements during its operation in the presence of self-adaptation. The provision of assurances for self- adaptive systems is challenging since run-time changes introduce a high degree of uncertainty. This paper on research challenges complements previous roadmap papers on software engineering for self-adaptive systems covering a different set of topics, which are related to assurances, namely, perpetual assurances, composition and decomposition of assurances, and assurances obtained from control theory. This research challenges paper is one of the many results of the Dagstuhl Seminar 13511 on Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems: Assurances which took place in December 2013.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: self-adaptive systems; assurances; feedback loop
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Rogerio de Lemos
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2018 14:54 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 14:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65859 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
de Lemos, Rogerio: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0281-6308
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