Control loops - key factor for autonomic computing systems regulation and optimization

Janeska, Margarita and Sotiroski, Kosta and Zdraveski, Dejan and Taleska, Suzana (2018) Control loops - key factor for autonomic computing systems regulation and optimization. In: 23th International Scientific Conference Strategic Management and Decision Support Systems in Strategic Management, Subotica, R. Srbija.

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Increased complexity, heterogeneity, uncertainty, and scale require new paradigms to design, control and manage systems and applications. Autonomic computing systems provide a solution to these issues. An autonomic computing system is a system that manages itself. Autonomic computing is a new attractive paradigm to tackle the problem of growing software complexity. These systems are characterized by their self-*properties: self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, and self-protection. Autonomic computing systems, also known as self-*systems, can regulate and maintain themselves without human intervention. Also, the target of autonomic computing is improving the manageability of IT process, it has great implications on a company’s ability to transition to n demand business, where business processes can be rapidly adapted to realize on demand goals. These systems are constantly checked in terms of their optimization and are automatically adapted to changing conditions.
The goal of an autonomic computing architecture is to reduce intervention and carry out administrative functions according to predefined policies. Namely, an autonomic system is made of a connected set of autonomic elements that contain resources and deliver services to humans and other autonomic elements. Autonomic elements will manage their internal behaviors and their relationships with other autonomic elements in accordance with policies that humans or other elements have established. Autonomic computing theory integrates several fields: distributed computing, artificial intelligence, security and reliability, systems and software architecture, control theory, and systems and signal processing theory.
At the heart of an autonomic system is a control system, which is a combination of components that act together to maintain actual system attribute values close to desired specifications. The problem of controlling autonomic computing systems is gaining importance due to the fact that computing systems are becoming more and more dynamically reconfigurable or adaptive, to be flexible in their environment and to automate their administration. The control is realized using a control loop that involves sensors and actuators that are connected to the process i.e., the system to be controlled.
The objectives of this paper are to underline: the importance of autonomic systems and the need for their development, the correlation between the levels of autonomic systems and business objectives, and the role and functioning of the control cycle, which occupies a special place in the autonomic computin systems architecture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2020 19:06
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 19:06

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