Artificial Intelligence Review

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 313–327

Autonomic system design based on the integrated use of SSM and VSM

  • D. W. Bustard
  • R. Sterritt
  • A. Taleb-Bendiab
  • A. Laws
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10462-007-9031-8

Cite this article as:
Bustard, D.W., Sterritt, R., Taleb-Bendiab, A. et al. Artif Intell Rev (2006) 25: 313. doi:10.1007/s10462-007-9031-8

Abstract

This paper describes an approach to autonomic systems development that involves the integrated use of two general systems design techniques: Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) and the Viable System Model (VSM). The paper summarizes the relevant aspects of each technique and describes how they can be used together to create design models of an autonomic system and its environment. The discussion is illustrated through a consideration of the development of a generic computing system to help manage the technology used in an organisation.

Keywords

Autonomic systems designSoft System MethodologyViable System Model

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Bustard
    • 1
  • R. Sterritt
    • 1
  • A. Taleb-Bendiab
    • 2
  • A. Laws
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of UlsterNorthern IrelandUK
  2. 2.School of Computing & Mathematical SciencesLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK