From Here to Autonomicity: Self-Managing Agents and the Biological Metaphors that Inspire Them

R Sterritt, MG Hinchey

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherSociety for Design and Process Science
Pages143-150
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
EventIntegrated Design & Process Technology Symposium (IDPT 2005) - Beijing, China
Duration: 1 Jun 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceIntegrated Design & Process Technology Symposium (IDPT 2005)
Period1/06/05 → …

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    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.