As the complexity of today’s networked computer systems grows, they become increasingly difficult to understand, predict, and control. Addressing these challenges requires new approaches to building these systems. Adaptive, Dynamic, and Resilient Systems supplies readers with various perspectives of the critical infrastructure that systems of networked computers rely on. It introduces the key issues, describes their interrelationships, and presents new research in support of these areas.
The book presents the insights of a different group of international experts in each chapter. Reporting on recent developments in adaptive systems, it begins with a survey of application fields. It explains the requirements of such fields in terms of adaptation and resilience. It also provides some abstract relationship graphs that illustrate the key attributes of distributed systems to supply you with a better understanding of these factors and their dependencies.
The text examines resilient adaptive systems from the perspectives of mobile, infrastructure, and enterprise systems and protecting critical infrastructure. It details various approaches for building adaptive, dynamic, and resilient systems—including agile, grid, and autonomic computing; multi-agent-based and biologically inspired approaches; and self-organizing systems.
The book includes many stories of successful applications that illustrate a diversified range of cutting-edge approaches. It concludes by covering related topics and techniques that can help to boost adaptation and resilience in your systems.
Introduction. Modeling Adaptive Software Systems. Service-Oriented Software Engineering Lifecycles. On Measuring Resilience in Command and Control Architectures. Resiliency and Robustness of Complex Systems and Networks. Resilient and Adaptive Networked Systems. Bringing Adaptiveness and Resilience to e-Health. Agile Computing. A Pattern-Based Architectural Style for Self-Organizing Software Systems. Adaptation and Resilience of Self-Organizing Electronic Institutions. Assessing the Resilience of Self-Organizing Systems. Leveraging ICT to Enable e-Maintenance for Automated Machines. Using Planning to Adapt to Dynamic Environments. Policy-Based Governance of Complex Distributed Systems. Adaptive and Resilient Computational Resource Allocation Inspired by Economics. Instrumentation-Based Resource Control.