A concise introduction to autonomic computing

Roy Sterritt, Manish Parashar, Huaglory Tianfield, Rainer Unland

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Autonomic computing is a significant strategic and holistic approach to the design of complex distributed system which is inspired by the functioning of the human nervous system and is aimed at designing and building systems that are self-managing. The influence of autonomic nervous system (ANS) may imply that the autonomic computing initiative is concerned only with low level self-managing capabilities such as reflex actions. Autonomic Interaction and Policy Based Self-Management are technologies that support inter-element interactions, such as service-level agreements. Computer-human interaction with autonomic systems for engineering environment comprises user studies and interfaces for monitoring and controlling behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Engineering Informatics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Building and Construction
  • Artificial Intelligence


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