Awareness Requirements for Adaptive Systems

Silva Souza, Vítor E. and Lapouchnian, Alexei and Robinson, William N. and Mylopoulos, John (2010) Awareness Requirements for Adaptive Systems. UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted)

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    Recently, there has been a growing interest in self-adaptive systems. Roadmap papers in this area point to feedback loops as a promising way of operationalizing adaptivity in such systems. In this paper, we present a new type of requirement – called Awareness Requirement – that can refer to other requirements and their success/failures, constituting requirements for such feedback loops. We propose a way to elicit and formalize such requirements and validate our proposal using a monitoring framework. We further discuss how feedback loops could be implemented to provide adaptivity mechanisms to systems.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA076 Computer software
    Uncontrolled Keywords: requirements engineering, modeling, self-adaptive systems, awareness, feedback loops, monitoring
    Additional Information: The contents of this report were submitted for publication at the 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE 2011
    Report Number: DISI-10-049
    Repository staff approval on: 21 Sep 2010

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