Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 107–115

Adaptive reflex autonomicity for real-time systems

Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11334-009-0090-7

Cite this article as:
Sterritt, R. & Hinchey, M. Innovations Syst Softw Eng (2009) 5: 107. doi:10.1007/s11334-009-0090-7


It may appear that for software systems that require strict real-time behavior, the idea of incorporating self-management (and specifically concepts from Autonomic Computing) may add the burden of excessive additional functionality and overhead. However, our experience is that, not only does real-time software benefit from autonomicity, but also the Autonomic Computing initiative (like other initiatives aiming at self-management) requires the expertise of the real-time community in order to achieve its overarching vision. In particular, there are emerging classes of real-time systems for which incorporation of self-management is absolutely essential in order to implement all of the requirements of the system, and in particular the timing requirements.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of UlsterBelfastNorthern Ireland, UK
  2. 2.Lero-the Irish Software Engineering Research CentreUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland