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

Jon Whittle, Will Simm, Maria Angela Ferrario

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 ICSE Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2010, in Conjunction with the 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2010
Pages69-74
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 ICSE Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2010, in Conjunction with the 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 May 20108 May 2010

Conference

Conference2010 ICSE Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2010, in Conjunction with the 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2010
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2/05/108/05/10

Keywords

  • requirements
  • self-adaptive systems
  • smart homes

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