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Controlling self-organising software applications with archetypes

Abstract : Self-organisation is a promising solution for building complicated, large-scale software systems that must meet stringent adaptability and survivability requirements. At the same time, controlling self-organising software to ensure global system properties and functions is a difficult problem. This paper proposes a solution that uses architectural templates, or archetypes, replicated across a set of identical agents, and interpreted at runtime to control the agents’ self-organising behaviour and results. The solution ensures, by construction, that any resulting software system meets a set of predefined goals, or constraints, while maintaining many of the self-organisation related advantages. A framework prototype was implemented and tested to show the viability of the proposed approach, in the context of a distributed data-mediation application.
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Bassem Debbabi, Ada Diaconescu, Philippe Lalanda. Controlling self-organising software applications with archetypes. IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, Sep 2012, Lyon, France. ⟨10.1109/SASO.2012.21⟩. ⟨hal-02286412⟩



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