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On the role of the user in monitoring the environment in self-adaptive systems: a position paper

Whittle, Jon and Simm, William and Ferrario, Maria-Angela (2010) On the role of the user in monitoring the environment in self-adaptive systems: a position paper. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ICSE Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 69-74. ISBN 978-1-60558-971-8

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Abstract

Self-adaptive systems (SASs) have the ability to reconfigure their behavior to respond to changing external conditions. A key element of a SAS, therefore, is how to monitor the environment so that appropriate adaptations can be triggered. In complex systems, monitoring the environment in its entirety is either impossible or too expensive. As a result, some adaptations are not possible because there is no monitor in place to trigger them. This paper discusses the role of human input, given as speech or text, as a way to provide environmental information to a SAS. The idea is that, given the limitations of monitoring the environment in full, human commentary can potentially be used to build up a more complete picture of the operating context of a SAS. The paper describes existing technology that could be used to realize this idea and describes a number of scenarios where the idea could be useful.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57683
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2012 10:04
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57683

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