Self-Aware Computing Systems

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The Notion of Self-aware Computing

  • Samuel KounevAffiliated withUniversität Würzburg Email author 
  • , Peter LewisAffiliated withAston University
  • , Kirstie L. BellmanAffiliated withThe Aerospace Corporation
  • , Nelly BencomoAffiliated withAston University
  • , Javier CamaraAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon University
  • , Ada DiaconescuAffiliated withTelecom Paris Tech
  • , Lukas EsterleAffiliated withDepartment of CS, Vienna University of Technology
  • , Kurt GeihsAffiliated withUniversity of Kassel
  • , Holger GieseAffiliated withHasso-Plattner-Institut
    • , Sebastian GötzAffiliated withUniversity of Technology Dresden
    • , Paola InverardiAffiliated withUniversitá degli Studi dell’Aquila
    • , Jeffrey O. KephartAffiliated withThomas J. Watson Research Center
    • , Andrea ZismanAffiliated withThe Open University

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We define the notion of “self-aware computing” and the relationship of this term to related terms such as autonomic computing, self-management, and similar. The need for a new definition, driven by trends that are only partially addressed by existing areas of research, is motivated. The semantics of the provided definition are discussed in detail examining the selected wording and explaining its meaning to avoid misleading interpretations. This chapter also provides an overview of the existing usage of the term self-aware computing, respectively self-awareness, in related past projects and initiatives.