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JSW 2008 Vol.3(7): 30-41 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.3.7.30-41

An Application Directed Adaptive Framework for Autonomic Software

Bridget Meehan, Girijesh Prasad and T.M. McGinnity
Intelligent Systems Research Centre, University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland

Abstract—Autonomic computing is gradually becoming accepted as a viable approach to achieving self-management in systems and networks, with the goal of lessening the impact of the complexity crisis on the computing industry. The authors propose the integration of high level selforganisation features into an Application Directed Adaptive Framework (ADAF), an autonomic-oriented software development process, which when used during the development of software applications, enables those applications to exhibit autonomic behaviour. This paper discusses the infrastructure of the ADAF and demonstrates two self-managing capabilities that come about in a software application as a result of applying the ADAF, namely selfmonitoring and self-diagnosis.

Index Terms—autonomic computing, autonomic-oriented software development process, self-organising features, selfmonitoring, self-diagnosis

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Cite: Bridget Meehan, Girijesh Prasad and T.M. McGinnity, " An Application Directed Adaptive Framework for Autonomic Software," Journal of Software vol. 3, no. 7, pp. 30-41, 2008.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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