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Design and management of networked Autonomous Systems

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The world is distributed over time and place, as are most of today’s systems. Systems are becoming more autonomous, configurations more complex, the environments in which they operate more open, distributed and dynamic. The sheer complexity of most systems in today’s current practice mandate new solutions. Self-management is the solution for complex distributed and networked autonomous systems. The 4 main research questions this project addresses are:

  1. Which communication structures are most effective within and between levels within distributed networked autonomous systems?
  2. Which control structures are most effective within and between levels within distributed networked autonomous systems?
  3. Which aggregation structures are most effective to monitor and manage distributed networked systems?
  4. Which commitments are needed within and between levels within distributed networked autonomous systems to be able to manage such systems? Which interaction?

This project’s goal is to further fundamental understanding of enabling technologies for the design and management of such complex autonomic systems based on applied research on applicable architectures, policies, and mechanisms, implemented as middleware support for development and execution of run-time systems.

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