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|Innovations and Approaches for Resilient and Adaptive Systems
Vincenzo De Florio.
Our society continues to depend upon systems that are built in a way that they end up being inflexible and intolerant to change. Therefore there is an urgent need to investigate innovations and approaches to the management of adaptive and dependable systems. These studies are usually implemented...
Complexity Science, Living Systems, and Reflexing Interfaces: New Models and Perspectives
Franco Orsucci, Nicoletta Sala.
There are new and important advancements in today’s complexity theories in ICT and requires an extraordinary perspective on the interaction between living systems and information technologies. With human evolution and its continuous link with the development of new tools and environmental changes...
Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems: Methods and Techniques
Industrial Prognostics predicts an industrial system’s lifespan using probability measurements to determine the way a machine operates. Prognostics are essential in determining being able to predict and stop failures before they occur. Therefore the development of dependable prognostic procedures for...
A Recovery-Oriented Approach for Software Fault Diagnosis in Complex Critical Systems
Gabriella Carrozza, Roberto Natella.
This paper proposes an approach to software faults diagnosis in complex fault tolerant systems, encompassing the phases of error detection, fault location, and system recovery. Errors are detected in the first phase, exploiting the operating system support. Faults are identified during the location...
IoT-IMS Communication Platform for Future Internet
Chi-Yuan Chen, Han-Chieh Chao, Tin-Yu Wu, Chun-I Fan, Jiann-Liang Chen, Yuh-Shyan Chen, Jenq-Muh Hsu.
In recent years, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing are the hottest issues of Future Internet. However, there is a lack of common fabric for integrating IoT and Cloud. In telecommunications, the IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), based on the All-IP and Open Services Architecture, has been...
Agents Network for Automatic Safety Check in Constructing Sites
Rocco Aversa, Beniamino Di Martino, Michele Di Natale, Salvatore Venticinque.
Compliance with safety standards in constructing sites is a mandatory activity that helps prevent a high number of fatalities during working activities. Unfortunately, because of negligence or limited resources, safety checks are not performed with regularity and this causes a high number of accidents....
Run-Time Compositional Software Platform for Autonomous NXT Robots
Ning Gui, Vincenzo De Florio, Chris Blondia.
Autonomous Robots normally perform tasks in unstructured environments, with little or no continuous human guidance. This calls for context-aware, self-adaptive software systems. This paper aims at providing a flexible adaptive middleware platform to seamlessly integrate multiple adaptation logics...
Timely Autonomic Adaptation of Publish/Subscribe Middleware in Dynamic Environments
Joe Hoffert, Aniruddha Gokhale, Douglas C. Schmidt.
Quality-of-service enabled publish/subscribe (pub/sub) middleware provides powerful support for scalable data dissemination. It is difficult to maintain key quality of service properties (such as reliability and latency) in dynamic environments for distributed real-time and embedded systems (such as...
A Generic Adaptation Framework for Mobile Communication
Hong Sun, Ning Gui, Chris Blondia.
Today, technologies are providing mobile terminals with much more powerful computational abilities. Such improvement has made it possible to run many complex applications on mobile devices. However, many of these new applications are also resource demanding. Lacking sufficient resources would cause...
Various Extensions for the Ambient OSGi Framework
Stéphane Frénot, Frédéric Le Mouël, Julien Ponge, Guillaume Salagnac.
OSGi is a wrapper above the Java Virtual Machine that embraces two concepts: component approach and service-oriented programming. The component approach enables a Java run-time to host several concurrent applications, while the service-oriented programming paradigm allows the decomposition of...
ROCRSSI++: An Efficient Localization Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks
Flavio Frattini, Christian Esposito, Stefano Russo.
Localization within a Wireless Sensor Network consists of defining the position of a given set of sensors by satisfying some non-functional requirements such as (1) efficient energy consumption, (2) low communication or computation overhead, (3) no, or limited, use of particular hardware components...
An OMA DM Based Framework for Updating Modulation Module for Mobile Devices
Hui Zhang, Xinheng Wang, Muddesar Iqbal.
Due to the rapid advancement of mobile communication technologies, the demands for managing mobile devices effectively to fulfill various functionalities are on the rise. It is well known that mobile devices make use of different kinds of modulation approaches to adapt to various channel conditions....
Duty Cycle Measurement Techniques for Adaptive and Resilient Autonomic Systems
Chiara Taddia, Gianluca Mazzini, Riccardo Rovatti.
When systems are deployed in environments where change is the rule rather than the exception, adaptability and resilience play a crucial role in order to preserve good quality of service. This work analyses methods that can be adopted for the duty cycle measurement of sensor-originated waveforms. These...
Franco F. Orsucci.
Since the first production of tools at the beginning of human presence on earth, evolutionary jumps mark human development. Sometimes, these punctuations were triggered by inventions of new tools, combined with new environmental adaptations. Affordances, as specialized forms of symbiotic embodiment...
Fractal Geometry as a Bridge between Realms
This chapter describes fractal geometry as a bridge between the imaginary and the real, mind and matter, conscious and the unconscious. Fractals are multidimensional objects with self-similar detail across size and/or time scales. Jung conceived of number as the most primitive archetype of order...
Thinking Animals and Thinking Machines in Psychoanalysis and Beyond
Franco Scalzone, Gemma Zontini.
In this chapter, the authors examine some similarities between computer science and psychoanalysis, and formulate some hypotheses by bringing closer the statute of connectionism to the energetic model of the psychic apparatus as well as the OOP (object-oriented programming) to the object relations...