The Notion of Self-aware Computing



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.


Cognitive Radio Pervasive Computing Reference Architecture Autonomic Computing Pervasive Computing System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Aston UniversityBirminghamUK
  3. 3.The Aerospace CorporationLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  5. 5.Telecom Paris TechParisFrance
  6. 6.Department of CSVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  7. 7.University of KasselKasselGermany
  8. 8.Hasso-Plattner-InstitutPotsdamGermany
  9. 9.University of Technology DresdenDresdenGermany
  10. 10.Universitá degli Studi dell’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  11. 11.Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  12. 12.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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