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Self-Aware Computing Systems

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Generic Architectures for Individual Self-aware Computing Systems

  • Holger GieseAffiliated withHasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam Email author 
  • , Thomas VogelAffiliated withHasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam
  • , Ada DiaconescuAffiliated withTelécom ParisTech, Equipe S3, Departement INFRES
  • , Sebastian GötzAffiliated withTU Dresden
  • , Kirstie L. BellmanAffiliated withAerospace Integration Science Center, The Aerospace Corporation

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Abstract

Making computing systems self-aware calls for appropriate architectural designs of such systems that allow developers to explicitly decide and reason about the system’s self-awareness capabilities. In this context, a critical issue is the development of appropriate reflections that enable self-awareness and that impact the architectural design. This chapter, therefore, discusses generic architectures for pre-reflective, reflective, and meta-reflective self-awareness as well as various forms of constructing reflections while focusing on an individual system as opposed to a collective of self-aware computing systems. Finally, we discuss the presented ideas with respect to existing control schemes and architectural styles for self-adaptive software that seem to be promising for the architectural design of self-aware computing systems.