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Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, IEEE International Conference on (2012)
Paris, France France
July 18, 2012 to July 20, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2156-3
pp: 308-317
Autonomic and autonomous systems exist within a world view of their own. This world view is created from the training data and assumptions that were available at their inception. In most of these systems this world view becomes obsolete over time due to changes in the environment. This brings a level of inaccuracy in the autonomic behavior of the system. When this degradation reaches a certain threshold self-healing or self-optimizing systems generally recreate the world view using current data and assumptions. However, the self-optimization process is akin to kill a fly with a hammer for minor tuning of the world view. Instead we propose the idea of self-calibration for self-managing these systems. We define self-calibration as the ability of the system to perceive the need for and the ability to execute minimal tuning to bridge the gap between system's world view and incoming information about the outside world. In this paper we present a case for considering self-calibration as a self-* enabling property of systems specifically for time-critical systems using data-centric AI technologies. We present our case by discussing three case studies from different domains where self-calibration enables a system to become self-healing or self-optimizing. We then place self-calibration in a generic system and explicitly describe the types of systems in which self-calibration can be implemented and the benefits that one can accrue from its inclusion.
Adaptation models, Calibration, Data models, Accuracy, Abstracts, Computational modeling, Time factors, autonomic, self-calibration, self-managing, self-healing, self-optimizing, adaptive

F. Javed, M. T. Hassan, K. N. Junejo, N. Arshad and A. Karim, "Self-Calibration: Enabling Self-Management in Autonomous Systems by Preserving Model Fidelity," 2012 17th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS), Paris, 2012, pp. 308-317.
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