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Retrofitting Autonomic Capabilities onto Legacy Systems

Janak Parekh, Gail Kaiser, Philip Gross, Giuseppe Valetto
2006 Cluster Computing  
Our goal is to retrofit autonomic computing onto such systems, externally, without any need to understand, modify or even recompile the target system's code.  ...  Most results to date, however, suggest ways to architect new software designed from the ground up as autonomic systems, whereas in the real world organizations continue to use stovepipe legacy systems  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the other members of the Programming Systems Lab for their contributions to this effort; we would particularly like to thank Jinghua Yan for his theoretical work  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10586-006-7560-6 fatcat:n6din2zoife3pchmmihqmhporq

SmartLVGrid Platform—Convergence of Legacy Low-Voltage Circuits toward the Smart Grid Paradigm

R. Claudio S. Gomes, Carlos Costa, Jose Silva, Jose Sicchar
2019 Energies  
In this article, we present a method for convergence of the traditional power distribution grid to the smart grid paradigm by retrofitting the legacy circuits that compose this grid.  ...  Based on a novel retrofitting strategy, the solution is free from the cost of replacing or significantly modifying the legacy infrastructure, as verified in deploying other currently available solutions  ...  ) and also allows the formation of capable clusters to implement SG functionalities, through inter-domain interaction among ACUs (systemic retrofitting); • An open model and design pattern capable of conducting  ... 
doi:10.3390/en12132590 fatcat:2jjpf4lkyrfojh77yn7g7cwppu

From Autonomic to Self-Self Behaviors

Sara Bouchenak, Fabienne Boyer, Benoit Claudel, Noel De Palma, Olivier Gruber, Sylvain Sicard
2011 ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems  
This wrap-up paper describes the experience we gained with the design and use of JADE-an architecture-based autonomic system.  ...  The contributions of this article are, (1) to explain how JADE provides autonomic management of a distributed system through an architecture-based approach, (2) to explain how we extended autonomic management  ...  Other systems like KX [Parekh et al. 2006 ] propose a solution that can be used to manage different legacy systems by retrofitting autonomic computing onto such systems without modifying the legacy code  ... 
doi:10.1145/2019591.2019597 fatcat:oavzed7ez5ao5osbvwioqssapa

PRISM is research in aSpect mining

Charles Zhang, Hans-Arno Jacobsen
2004 Companion to the 19th annual ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming systems, languages, and applications - OOPSLA '04  
As many researchers have realized, one of the best ways to assess the practicality of AOP is to retrofit AOP onto legacy software systems [6, 7, 1] .  ...  INTRODUCTION Aspect oriented programming (AOP) provides programmers with a new level of modularization capability.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1028664.1028676 dblp:conf/oopsla/ZhangJ04 fatcat:echyhktqjnfwpoafb53f2vmuie

General-Purpose Autonomic Computing [chapter]

Radu Calinescu
2009 Autonomic Computing and Networking  
the complexity of today's large-scale systems and systems of systems.  ...  Looking into the future, we describe a methodology for the engineering of self-managing systems that extends and generalises our autonomic computing framework further.  ...  The author is grateful to Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker, Gethin Norman and Mark Kattenbelt for insightful discussions during the integration of the PRISM probabilistic model checker with the autonomic  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-89828-5_1 fatcat:72gurhyixzczjdobvnw7wjicnm

Transparent QoS Support of Network Applications Using Netlets [chapter]

Kalaiarul Dharmalingam, Martin Collier
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes a method for providing QoS support to legacy (non-QoS aware) network applications.  ...  IntServ/RSVP, DiffServ, MPLS and Constraint-based routing [2] are some of the major approaches proposed to retrofit the Internet with QoS capabilities.  ...  Conclusions and Future Work In this paper, we presented a novel approach based on mobile agent-components called Netlets to transparently retrofit QoS support to legacy network applications.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-36086-7_19 fatcat:ttjgltehaveulc2yjzw47ju4k4

Implementation of a Generic Autonomic Framework

Radu Calinescu
2008 Fourth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS'08)  
Based on insights from the implementation of commercial products for data-centre resource management, we identified key challenges in the development of cost-effective autonomic solutions, and best practices  ...  In a related paper, we proposed a generic autonomic framework that complies with these best practices, and suggested ways in which existing technologies could be used to realise this framework.  ...  RELATED WORK The autonomic infrastructure proposed in [16] is retrofitting autonomic functionality onto legacy systems by using sensors to collect resource data, gauges to interpret these data and controllers  ... 
doi:10.1109/icas.2008.21 dblp:conf/icas/Calinescu08 fatcat:ldmptc3fonagtnbhojc4tujmea

Autonomic communications and the reflex unified fault management architecture

Roy Sterritt, David W. Bustard, Darren Gunning, Phillip Henning
2005 Advanced Engineering Informatics  
The autonomic reflex reaction is achieved through a pulse monitor, which essentially extends the heartbeat monitor concept developed for fault tolerant systems to include reflex urgency levels and health  ...  Autonomic computing and autonomic communications are emerging strategic approaches to addressing these needs.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported through a BT Exact Short Term Research Fellowship (2003)'xACT: Autonomic Computing and Telecommunications'.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.aei.2005.05.015 fatcat:o5rlngbpv5h3rou3tf6thw4u3q

Reconfigurable Autonomy

Louise A. Dennis, Michael Fisher, Jonathan M. Aitken, Sandor M. Veres, Yang Gao, Affan Shaukat, Guy Burroughes
2014 Künstliche Intelligenz  
This position paper describes ongoing work at the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Surrey in the UK on developing hybrid agent architectures for controlling autonomous systems, and specifically  ...  Valetto and Kaiser [19] have worked on a system of retrofitting autonomic computing onto legacy hardware [20] .  ...  These paradigms act to modularise autonomy software, while maintaining system-wide autonomous capabilities. They provide good examples and a starting point for this project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13218-014-0308-1 fatcat:d6a6g7h7preolkypjqrehoca3q

Using process technology to control and coordinate software adaptation

G. Valetto, G. Kaiser
2003 25th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2003. Proceedings.  
These mechanisms require lower-level actuators or effectors somehow attached to the target system, so we briefly sketch one such facility (elaborated elsewhere).  ...  This feedback-loop infrastructure is primarily targeted to pre-existing systems and thus operates outside the application itself without making assumptions about the target system's internal communication  ...  This approach enables retrofitting with the desired reconfiguration, self-healing, and selfmanagement capabilities also legacy systems and systems built by composition with third-party components.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icse.2003.1201206 dblp:conf/icse/ValettoK03 fatcat:baxb4kuidfdelpr44qvcgb5wzu

Mitigating climate change in a federal country committed to the Kyoto Protocol: how Swiss federalism further complicated an already complex challenge

Juan Casado-Asensio, Reinhard Steurer
2016 Policy sciences  
In addition, these units were part of overall well-developed semi-autonomous administrative systems with a relatively strong and autonomous technical, organisational, professional and financial status  ...  The few cantonal pioneers in energy efficiency issues were helpful for federal actors when pushing CPI onto cantonal agendas, but they were unable to do this on their own.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11077-016-9247-z fatcat:z76qf4wrzzanhggegw7q2olt74

Can Building "Artificially Intelligent Cities" Safeguard Humanity from Natural Disasters, Pandemics, and Other Catastrophes? An Urban Scholar's Perspective

Tan Yigitcanlar, Luke Butler, Emily Windle, Kevin C. Desouza, Rashid Mehmood, Juan M. Corchado
2020 Sensors  
With highly sophisticated capabilities, AI has the potential to dramatically change our cities and societies.  ...  How can we design AI systems for cities that preserve, and even promote, societal values and cultural heritage and historic artifacts (e.g., embrace legacy), while simultaneously exploiting emerging technologies  ...  The process resulted in some individuals receiving notices incorrectly and placed the onus of proof onto the accused.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20102988 pmid:32466175 fatcat:gsw4rirfgfci3klqtzmzgtr4tq

Synthesis of application-level utility functions for autonomic self-assessment

Giuseppe Valetto, Paul deGrandis, Dale Seybold
2010 Cluster Computing  
Their combination supports the retrofitting of legacy systems with utility-aware behaviors, as well as the developmentofnewsystemswiththesamecapabilities.Thatisillustratedin the two case studies that follow  ...  Things are analogousintheincreasinglycommoncaseofcomponent-basedapplications, or even systems-of-systems, in which different pieces of legacy, COTS or otherwise third-party functionality are integrated  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10586-010-0130-y fatcat:hizf4zlq6vc7jffgr6d4ye5tqy

A survey on self-healing systems: approaches and systems

Harald Psaier, Schahram Dustdar
2010 Computing  
Based on the principles of autonomic computing and self-adapting system research, we identify selfhealing systems' fundamental principles.  ...  This fostered substantial research on designs and techniques that enhance these systems with an autonomous behavior.  ...  Agents can act autonomously and host self-healing capabilities that guard the assigned system part.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00607-010-0107-y fatcat:bu6kxztswferrgelipkj4txlie

Seismic retrofitting of Māori wharenui in Aotearoa New Zealand

Ambrosia Crum, Deidre Brown, Tūmanako Fa'aui, Naomi Vallis, Jason M. Ingham
2019 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences  
Through a macro level analysis of recently completed retrofit projects, this current study identified issues present in current practice.  ...  The resulting research presented a pathway for the future development of an approach (to inform methodologies) and strategy (to build capability) founded on the recognition of wharenui as a new category  ...  Structural engineers Craig Manktelow and Guy Luthbridge each provided insight into their approach to engagement with marae communities and to wharenui retrofit solutions, and structural engineer Andy Van  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsta.2019.0003 pmid:31424348 pmcid:PMC6710465 fatcat:zcznqb2hgncg5kduxu2nxmpwvy
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