Software Engineering Meets Control Theory

Antonio Filieri, Martina Maggio, Konstantinos Angelopoulos, Nicolas D'Ippolito, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Andreas Berndt Hempel, Henry Hoffmann, Pooyan Jamshidi, Evangelia Kalyvianaki, Cristian Klein, Filip Krikava, Sasa Misailovic, Alessandro Vittorio Papadopoulos, Suprio Ray, Amir M. Sharifloo, Stepan Shevtsov, Mateusz Ujma, Thomas Vogel

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Abstract

The software engineering community has proposed numerous approaches for making software self-adaptive. These approaches take inspiration from machine learning and control theory, constructing software that monitors and modifies its own behavior to meet goals. Control theory, in particular, has received considerable attention as it represents a general methodology for creating adaptive systems. Control-theoretical software implementations, however, tend to be ad hoc. While such solutions often work in practice, it is difficult to understand and reason about the desired properties and behavior of the resulting adaptive software and its controller. This paper discusses a control design process for software systems which enables automatic analysis and synthesis of a controller that is guaranteed to have the desired properties and behavior. The paper documents the process and illustrates its use in an example that walks through all necessary steps for self-adaptive controller synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages71-82
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781479919345
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2015
Event10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2015 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 18 2015May 19 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2015

Other

Other10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2015
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/18/155/19/15

Keywords

  • Adaptive systems
  • Control theory
  • Encoding
  • Mathematical model
  • Software engineering
  • Software systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software

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    Filieri, A., Maggio, M., Angelopoulos, K., D'Ippolito, N., Gerostathopoulos, I., Hempel, A. B., Hoffmann, H., Jamshidi, P., Kalyvianaki, E., Klein, C., Krikava, F., Misailovic, S., Papadopoulos, A. V., Ray, S., Sharifloo, A. M., Shevtsov, S., Ujma, M., & Vogel, T. (2015). Software Engineering Meets Control Theory. In Proceedings - 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2015 (pp. 71-82). [7194659] (Proceedings - 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAMS.2015.12