Synopses & Reviews
This book will serve as a comprehensive introduction to and reference for autonomic communication and systems. Autonomic technologies are designed to manage the increasing business, system, and technical complexity of computing systems. Systems built from these technologies are self-governing, and exhibit self-configuration, self-healing, and other capabilties. More importantly, autonomic systems reconnect business needs and objectives with the management of the underlying technology used to build them. This is the first reference book that explains how to build autonomic systems, and uses a set of real-world examples to blend academic theory with industrial practice and experience. This is augmented with code, models and/or specifications from each example, along with a rich set of references to guide the reader in further learning. Related topics, such as the evolution of communications to address Future Internet solutions, are also covered.
This comprehensive introduction to the subject is also a vital reference point for researchers and industry professionals alike, showing how to build autonomic systems as well as deploying real-world examples that blend academic theory with applied practice.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1: System Requirements Revisited Chapter 2: Information, Data, and Object Modeling Chapter 3: Component and system Modeling Chapter 4: Framework Services Chapter 5: Policy Management and Governance Chapter 6: State Machines Chapter 7: Semantics PART TWO: COMMUNICATION Chapter 8: Sensors and Effectors Chapter 9: Control Loops Chapter 10: Software Contracts Chapter 11: Business-Enabled Services PART THREE: SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE Chapter 12: Components Chapter 13: Context and Context-Awareness Chapter 14: Machine Learning and Reasoning Chapter 15: Building Reusable Behavior Chapter 16: Case Study: the FOCALE Autonomic Architecture PART FOUR: Blueprint for Building Real Systems Chapter 17: Development Methodology Chapter 18: Case Study: Tools for Building Real Systems Chapter 19: Case Study: The FAME Project Chapter 20: Scrying into the Future APPENDICES Appendix 1: Related Work from Standards Defining Organizations Appendix 2: Conferences to Attend and Journals to Read