We seek inspiration for self-managing systemsfrom (obviously, pre-existing) biological mechanisms.Autonomic Computing (AC), a self-managing systemsinitiative based on the biological metaphor of theautonomic nervous system, is increasingly gainingmomentum as the way forward for integrating anddesigning reliable systems, while agent technologieshave been identified as a key enabler for engineeringautonomicity in systems. This paper looks at otherbiological metaphors such as reflex and healing, heartbeatmonitors, pulse monitors and apoptosis forassisting in the realization of autonomicity.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Publisher||Society for Design and Process Science|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|
|Event||Integrated Design & Process Technology Symposium (IDPT 2005) - Beijing, China|
Duration: 1 Jun 2005 → …
|Conference||Integrated Design & Process Technology Symposium (IDPT 2005)|
|Period||1/06/05 → …|
Sterritt, R., & Hinchey, MG. (2005). From Here to Autonomicity: Self-Managing Agents and the Biological Metaphors that Inspire Them. In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 143-150). Society for Design and Process Science.