Meta-Adaptation Strategies for Adaptation in Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Ilias GerostathopoulosEmail author
  • Tomas Bures
  • Petr Hnetynka
  • Adam Hujecek
  • Frantisek Plasil
  • Dominik Skoda
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9278)


Modern Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) not only need to be dependable, but also resilient to and able to adapt to changing situations in their environment. When developing such CPS, however, it is often impossible to anticipate all potential situations upfront and provide corresponding tactics. Situations that lie out of this “envelope of adaptability” can lead to problems that range from single component malfunctioning to complete system failure. The existing approaches to self-adaptation cannot typically cope with such situations as they still rely on a fixed set of tactics, which in case of complex systems does not guarantee achieving correct functionality. To alleviate this problem, we propose the concept of meta-adaptation strategies, which extends the limits of adaptability of a system by constructing new tactics at runtime to reflect the changes in the environment. The approach is demonstrated on an existing architecture-based self-adaptation method and exemplified by two concrete meta-adaptation strategies.


Meta-adaptation strategies Adaptation tactics Cyber-Physical systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilias Gerostathopoulos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomas Bures
    • 1
  • Petr Hnetynka
    • 1
  • Adam Hujecek
    • 1
  • Frantisek Plasil
    • 1
  • Dominik Skoda
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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