Software engineering for self-adaptive systems:research challenges in the provision of assurances


The important concern for modern software systems is to become more cost-effective, while being versatile, flexible, resilient, dependable, energy-efficient, customisable, configurable and self-optimising when reacting to run-time changes that may occur within the system itself, its environment or requirements. One of the most promising approaches to achieving such properties is to equip software systems with self-managing capabilities using self-adaptation mechanisms. Despite recent advances in this area, one key aspect of self-adaptive systems that remains to be tackled in depth is the provision of assurances, i.e., the collection, analysis and synthesis of evidence that the system satisfies its stated functional and non-functional requirements during its operation in the presence of self-adaptation. The provision of assurances for self-adaptive systems is challenging since run-time changes introduce a high degree of uncertainty. This paper on research challenges complements previous roadmap papers on software engineering for self-adaptive systems covering a different set of topics, which are related to assurances, namely, perpetual assurances, composition and decomposition of assurances, and assurances obtained from control theory. This research challenges paper is one of the many results of the Dagstuhl Seminar 13511 on Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems: Assurances which took place in December 2013.

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Event Title: International Seminar on Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems: Assurances, 2013
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2013-12-15 - 2013-12-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theoretical Computer Science,General Computer Science
ISBN: 9783319741826, 978-3-319-74183-3
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2024 07:21
Date Deposited: 19 May 2020 07:37
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2018-01-18
Accepted Date: 2013-01-01
Authors: de Lemos, Rogério
Garlan, David
Ghezzi, Carlo
Giese, Holger
Andersson, Jesper
Litoiu, Marin
Schmerl, Bradley
Weyns, Danny
Baresi, Luciano
Bencomo, Nelly (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6895-1636)
Brun, Yuriy
Camara, Javier
Calinescu, Radu
Cohen, Myra B.
Gorla, Alessandra
Grassi, Vincenzo
Grunske, Lars
Inverardi, Paola
Jezequel, Jean Marc
Malek, Sam
Mirandola, Raffaela
Mori, Marco
Müller, Hausi A.
Rouvoy, Romain
Rubira, Cecília M.F.
Rutten, Eric
Shaw, Mary
Tamburrelli, Giordano
Tamura, Gabriel
Villegas, Norha M.
Vogel, Thomas
Zambonelli, Franco



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