The 27th GRACE Seminar on Advanced Software Science and Engineering

The 27th GRACE Seminar on Advanced Software Science and Engineering

Time: 15:30-17:00, Nov. 11th, 2009
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Place: Computer Education Room (2001), 20F, National Institute of Informatics
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Fee: Free
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Speaker: Prof. Jeffrey Kramer, Imperial College London

Title: Self-Managed Adaptive Systems

Rigorous techniques are needed to develop adaptive systems which can
cope with both changes in the environment and with changing goals.
The objective is to minimise the degree of explicit management
necessary for construction and subsequent evolution whilst preserving
the safety properties implied by its specification. In this talk, we
focus on an architectural approach to self-management, in which
software components automatically configure their interaction as
required. We present an outline three-layer reference model as a
context in which to articulate some of the main issues and to describe
our pilot implementation. In particular we present our current work
on plan synthesis from goals and properties.

Jeff Kramer is Professor of Computing and Senior Dean at Imperial
College London. His research interests include rigorous techniques for
requirements engineering; software specification, design and analysis;
and software architectures, particularly as applied to distributed and
adaptive software systems. Jeff is the Editor-in- Chief of the IEEE
Transactions on Software Engineering, and the co- recipient of the
2005 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award for his research work in
Distributed Software Engineering. He is co-author of a recent book on
Concurrency, co-author of a previous book on Distributed Systems and
Computer Networks, and the author of over 200 journal and conference
publications. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Royal Academy
of Engineering, Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the BCS and Fellow of the

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