Architecting self-aware software systems


Contemporary software systems are becoming increasingly large, heterogeneous, and decentralised. They operate in dynamic environments and their architectures exhibit complex trade-offs across dimensions of goals, time, and interaction, which emerges internally from the systems and externally from their environment. This gives rise to the vision of self-aware architecture, where design decisions and execution strategies for these concerns are dynamically analysed and seamlessly managed at run-time. Drawing on the concept of self-awareness from psychology, this paper extends the foundation of software architecture styles for self-adaptive systems to arrive at a new principled approach for architecting self-aware systems. We demonstrate the added value and applicability of the approach in the context of service provisioning to cloud-reliant service-based applications.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Computer Science
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Event Title: 11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2014-04-07 - 2014-04-11
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3412-6
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2014
Authors: Faniyi, Funmilade
Lewis, Peter R. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4271-8611)
Bahsoon, Rami
Yao, Xin



Version: Accepted Version

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