Concept of a Reflex Manager to Enhance the Planner Component of an Autonomic / Organic System

  • Julia Schmitt
  • Michael Roth
  • Rolf Kiefhaber
  • Florian Kluge
  • Theo Ungerer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6906)


The administration of complex distributed systems is complex and therefore time-consuming. It becomes crucial to evolve techniques to speed up reaction times and support embedded nodes. Higher mammals use reflexes to ensure fast reactions in critical situations. This paper devolves this behavior to the organic middleware OCμ. Within this middleware an Automated Planner is used to administrate a distributed system. A new component called Reflex Manager is responsible to store its solutions. If the system reaches a state, that is similar to an already known one, the Reflex Manager uses its knowledge to quickly provide a solution. Conflicts between plans from the planner and the Reflex Manager are resolved by comparing and switching plans. Finally we discuss possible generalizations of our ideas.


Organic Manager Automate Planner Autonomic Computing Planner Manager High Mammal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Schmitt
    • 1
  • Michael Roth
    • 1
  • Rolf Kiefhaber
    • 1
  • Florian Kluge
    • 1
  • Theo Ungerer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany

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