Self-aware Computing Systems by Samuel KounevSelf-aware Computing Systems by Samuel Kounev

Self-aware Computing Systems

bySamuel KounevEditorJeffrey O. Kephart, Aleksandar Milenkoski

Hardcover | January 30, 2017

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This book provides formal and informal definitions and taxonomies for self-aware computing systems, and explains how self-aware computing relates to many existing subfields of computer science, especially software engineering. It describes architectures and algorithms for self-aware systems as well as the benefits and pitfalls of self-awareness, and reviews much of the latest relevant research across a wide array of disciplines, including open research challenges.

The chapters of this book are organized into five parts: Introduction, System Architectures, Methods and Algorithms, Applications and Case Studies, and Outlook. Part I offers an introduction that defines self-aware computing systems from multiple perspectives, and establishes a formal definition, a taxonomy and a set of reference scenarios that help to unify the remaining chapters. Next, Part II explores architectures for self-aware computing systems, such as generic concepts and notations that allow a wide range of self-aware system architectures to be described and compared with both isolated and interacting systems. It also reviews the current state of reference architectures, architectural frameworks, and languages for self-aware systems. Part III focuses on methods and algorithms for self-aware computing systems by addressing issues pertaining to system design, like modeling, synthesis and verification. It also examines topics such as adaptation, benchmarks and metrics. Part IV then presents applications and case studies in various domains including cloud computing, data centers, cyber-physical systems, and the degree to which self-aware computing approaches have been adopted within those domains. Lastly, Part V surveys open challenges and future research directions for self-aware computing systems.

It can be used as a handbook for professionals and researchers working in areas related to self-aware computing, and can also serve as an advanced textbook for lecturers and postgraduate students studying subjects like advanced software engineering, autonomic computing, self-adaptive systems, and data-center resource management. Each chapter is largely self-contained, and offers plenty of references for anyone wishing to pursue the topic more deeply.

Samuel Kounev is a professor and chair of software engineering at the University of Würzburg. His research is focussed on software design, modeling and architecture-based analysis; systems benchmarking and experimental analysis; and autonomic and self-aware computing. He has led a number of activities on self-aware computing, including...
Title:Self-aware Computing SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:722 pagesPublished:January 30, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319474723

ISBN - 13:9783319474724

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction.- Part II System Architectures.- Part III Methods and Algorithms.- Part IV Applications and Case Studies.- Part V Outlook.

Editorial Reviews

"Self-aware computing systems are covered in this book, which is an expanded collection of papers (each chapter by a group of authors). Organized under five parts, the book is an attempt to bring together researchers in the topic across various application domains. . In summary, the book is, as designed, an assimilation of related topics on self-aware computing systems . and could be a quick and useful reference for someone starting out research in the field." (Computing Reviews, September, 2017)