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Modeling Rates of Change and Aggregations in Runtime Goal Models

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Achieving real-time agility and adaptation with respect to changing requirements in existing IT infrastructure can pose a complex challenge. We explore a goal-oriented approach to managing this complexity. We argue that a goal-oriented perspective can form an effective basis for devising and deploying responses to changed requirements in real-time. We offer an extended vocabulary of goal types, specifically by presenting two novel conceptions: differential goals and integral goals, which we formalize in both linear-time and branching-time settings. We then illustrate the working of the approach by presenting a detailed scenario of adaptation in a Kubernetes setting, in the face of a DDoS attack.

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This research is supported by the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence and the Defence Artificial Intelligence Research Network (DAIRNet), an initiative of the Department of Defence and the Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF).

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Morgan, R. et al. (2022). Modeling Rates of Change and Aggregations in Runtime Goal Models. In: Ralyté, J., Chakravarthy, S., Mohania, M., Jeusfeld, M.A., Karlapalem, K. (eds) Conceptual Modeling. ER 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13607. Springer, Cham.

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