With the dawn of smart world infrastructures on a global scale, the need for fully autonomous operating systems and services has never been more urgent. A key aspect for such systems is the availability of relevant contextual information so that they can autonomously configure, adapt and optimize their behavior towards changing conditions. This is known as context or situation awareness, which is of fundamental importance for successful autonomic computing and services. However, acquiring relevant information from the real, virtual or operational environment is only the first step to facilitate such contextual awareness. Additional processing is required to pre-organize, correlate or simply reformat such data so that they are readily accessible as well as usable by a multitude of services. Within a distributed environment, this translates directly into a diverse network of knowledge, where individual views correspond to specific contexts and situations that are ultimately understandable yet manageable in real time. This paper, discusses a Knowledge Network (KN) approach that has been developed as part of an Autonomous Componentware toolkit, called ACE-Toolkit (Autonomic Communication Elements). The reference based KN framework provides the means for the ACE-Toolkit and its components to acquire a higher degree of contextual awareness where knowledge from various sources can be utilized efficiently at various levels of granularity. On the other hand the KN components themselves are realized as ACE’s thus taking full advantage of the autonomic features offered by the toolkit.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Publisher||Scientific Association for Infocommunications|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jul 2008|
|Event||First Tutorial and Workshop on Autonomic Communications and Component-ware (TACC 2008) - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 7 Jul 2008 → …
|Workshop||First Tutorial and Workshop on Autonomic Communications and Component-ware (TACC 2008)|
|Period||7/07/08 → …|
Baumgarten, M., Bicocchi, N., Curran, K., Greer, KRC., Kusber, R., Mamei, M., Mulvenna, M., Nugent, CD., & Zambonelli, F. (2008). A Knowledge Network Toolkit for Autonomic Componentware. In Unknown Host Publication Scientific Association for Infocommunications.