Improving Architecture-Based Self-Adaptation Through Resource Prediction
journal contributionposted on 01.11.2011, 00:00 by Shang-Wen Cheng, Vahe V Poladian, David Garlan, Bradley Schmerl
An increasingly important concern for modern systems design is how best to incorporate self-adaptation into systems so as to improve their ability to dynamically respond to faults, resource variation, and changing user needs. One promising approach is to use architectural models as a basis for monitoring, problem detection, and repair selection. While this approach has been shown to yield positive results, current systems use a reactive approach: they respond to problems only when they occur. In this paper we argue that self-adaptation can be improved by adopting an anticipatory approach in which predictions are used to inform adaptation strategies. We show how such an approach can be incorporated into an architecture-based adaptation framework and demonstrate the benefits of the approach.