Open, stable autonomic adaptation: a grand challenge

Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Abstractpeer-review


Treating autonomic systems as solving individual, isolated problems misses the opportunity to consider adaptation as an object of study in its own right. We propose a grand challenge of supporting adaptation in an open and stable manner, embracing the evolution of system goals and constraints over time without sacrificing our ability to describe, implement and analyse autonomic solutions. We suggest a possible approach using topology, and comment on the impact and problems of this novel approach.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventHOTACIII: Third Workshop on Hot Topics for Autonomic Computing - Chicago, Chicago, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20082 Jun 2008


ConferenceHOTACIII: Third Workshop on Hot Topics for Autonomic Computing
Abbreviated titleHOTACIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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