International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS)

International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS)

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Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9220|EISSN: 1947-9239|DOI: 10.4018/IJARAS
Out of print.


The International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) examines systems and organizations characterized by the following two properties: the ability to self-adapt to the characteristics of rapidly changing and turbulent environments by adopting complex individual and social strategies and the ability to control their changes to prevent the invalidation of their original mission statements. The central focus of IJARAS is on modeling, simulating, designing, developing, maintaining, evaluating, and benchmarking such "entelechial systems." Perception, awareness, and the planning and execution of resilient adaptation behaviors in systems and organizations are central topics of the journal. Such systems range from individual and simple embedded systems with limited perception and predefined specialized behaviors to complex hybrid social organizations like cyber-physical societies or service-oriented communities, whose emerging behaviors are many and, in some cases, difficult to predict. IJARAS focuses on the full spectrum of these problems providing academicians, practitioners, and researchers with awareness and insight on conceptual models, applied and theoretical approaches, paradigms, and other technological innovations on self-adaptive and/or self-resilient systems and organizations of any scale and nature.

Topics Covered

  • Adaptive data integrity
  • Adaptive fault-tolerance
  • Analytical and simulation tools to measure a system’s ability to withstand faults and optimally re-adjust to new environments
  • Architecture-based adaptation
  • Autonomic applications
  • Autonomous and adaptive systems in robotics
  • Biologically inspired mechanisms to enact complex adaptation strategies
  • Collective strategies for adaptation and resilience, including cooperation, competition, co-opetition, co-innovation, and co-evolution
  • Complex adaptive-and-resilient systems and organizations
  • Context- and situation-awareness
  • Design-time/run-time methods and tools to identify and enforce optimal trade-offs between energy consumption, performance, safety, and security
  • Dynamics of complex adaptive and resilient systems and organizations
  • Evolutionary approaches to autonomic computing, resilience, and adaptive systems
  • Human Aspects
  • Mechanisms to model, design, express, and develop adaptive, autonomic, and resilient systems
  • Methods to express resilience (e.g., resilience policies and contracts)
  • Perception and introspection capabilities
  • Personalization
  • Quality of experience
  • Recovery-oriented computing
  • Resilience and adaptation in management science
  • Resilience engineering
  • Resilient adaptation behavior composition
  • Resilient adaptation planning
  • Role of diversity in the emergence of survivability, innovability, value capture, etc.
  • Role of organizations on the emergence of adaptation and resilience: heterarchies, holarchies, fractal social organizations, etc.
  • Scalable, maintainable, and cost-effective provisions located at all system levels to achieve adaptability and dependability
  • Self-adaptive and self-resilient systems: models, design, development, maintenance, evaluation, and benchmarking issues
  • Software elasticity: techniques, tools, and approaches to absorb and tolerate the consequences of failures, attacks, and changes within and without system boundaries

Mission and Scope

Society is currently experiencing the increasing population of “things,” able to autonomously link with each other and enact complex strategies to achieve tasks. The emergence of the Semantic Web, the Internet-of-Things, Ambient Intelligence, and cyber-physical societies make it impossible to capture the intricacies of the future highly dynamic and turbulent networks of interrelated computer-based and hybrid components. As such, it is important that systems are designed to self-adapt to changes without diverging from their intended functions as prescribed in their specifications. The mission of the International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) is to offer awareness and visibility to novel techniques and methods to achieve self-adaptability and self-resilience when systems and organizations are deployed in environments where change is the rule rather than the exception. IJARAS is also a tool to enhance the awareness of the key role played by said techniques and methods: engineering self-adaptive and self-resilient systems and organizations is an urgent necessity to keep society resilient in the face of the technology that sustains it. The journal pursues its mission by addressing researchers, practitioners, engineers, educators, and professionals and by publishing novel results on each of the diverse components of such a complex and multi-disciplinary research problem.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 7: 1 Issue (2016)
Volume 6: 2 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Reviews and Testimonials

Both on academic and industrial areas the design, the development, the selection and the maintenance of complex systems able to guarantee their working despite failures of their components is more and more strategic. IJARAS collects advanced material really useful in all the above fields and creates a natural cross fertilization to design and to understand solutions able to work within different scenarios. Dr. Vincenzo de Florio, as EiC, is able to make the journal always interesting by selecting contribution that in other journals is hard to find integrated.

– Gianluca Mazzini, University of Ferrara, Italy

The burgeoning field of adaptive software systems is evidenced by the growing number workshops and conferences targeting this important research area. The International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) provides an excellent venue for the latest research involving adaptive and autonomic systems. As an author of an article published in the journal I have also appreciated the professionalism and courtesy extended to the article submitters. The editorial staff in general and Dr. Vincenzo De Florio were great to work with and timely in their reviews and responses to any questions that I had.

– Joseph Hoffert, the King's University College, Canada

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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Vincenzo De Florio, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), Belgium
International Advisory Board
Angioletta Voghera, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Maher Ben Jemaa, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Patrizia Grifoni, Institute Of Research On Population and Social Policies, National Research Council, Italy
Surajit Bag, University of Johannesburg, South Africa ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Andrew Tyrrell, University of York, United Kingdom
Chao Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Chris Blondia, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Cristiano di Flora, Nokia Research Center, Finland
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
Domenico Cotroneo, University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
Eija Kaasinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa, Italy
Gabriella Caporaletti, EICAS Automazione, Italy
Geir Horn, Sintec System, Norway
Gianluca Mazzini, University of Ferrara, Italy
Gianluca Tempesti, University of York, United Kingdom
Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Hong Sun, AGFA Research, Belgium
Jonas Buys, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Josef Van Vaerenbergh, Center for Multidisciplinary Approach and Technology, Belgium
Konrad Klöckner, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Leo G Marcus, The Aerospace Corporation, United States
Llorenç Cerdà-Alabern, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Lorenz Froihofer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Luca Foschini, Università di Bologna, Italy ORCID
Maarten Weyn, Artesis University College of Antwerp, Belgium
Marc Leeman, Barco, Belgium
Marcello Cinque, University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
Markus Endler, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Masoud Daneshtalab, University of Turku, Finland
Massimiliano Rak, University of Naples, Italy
Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalto University, Finland
Nicolas Letor, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Ning Gui, University of Leuven, Belgium
Rony Dayan, KnowAndManage Ltd, Israel, Israel
Stéphane Frénot, University of Lyon, France
Tom Holvoet, University of Leuven, Belgium
Walid Chainbi, Sousse National School of Engineers, Tunisia
Xinheng Wang, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Yan Zhang, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Zhe Ma, IMEC, Belgium