Autonomic Systems

Authored by: Roy Sterritt , David W. Bustard

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
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Potentially, software quality can be improved significantly by constructing systems that are autonomic or self-managing. Such systems monitor both their internal state and their operating environment during execution, and respond, as necessary, to any significant changes or problems detected. This entry provides an overview of autonomic systems and related self-managing initiatives and considers the “PERFECT” requirements necessary in the design and operation of self-managing systems.

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