For the last one and a half years I contributed and worked on one of the first books on self-aware computing systems. And it has finally been released! The book, entitled Self-aware Computing Systems – An Engineering Approach, discusses self-awaren computing systems from an engineering perspective and covers the work of the European FP7 project ‘EPiCS – Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems’. I contributed to several chapters throughout this book.
Thank you and congratulations to every single person helping to make this book!
Taking inspiration from self-awareness in humans, this book introduces the new notion of computational self-awareness as a fundamental concept for designing and operating computing systems. The basic ability of such self-aware computing systems is to collect information about their state and progress, learning and maintaining models containing knowledge that enables them to reason about theirbehaviour. Self-aware computing systems will have the ability to utilise this knowledge to effectively and autonomously adapt and explain their behaviour, in changing conditions.
This book addresses these fundamental concepts from an engineering perspective, aiming at developing primitives for building systems and applications. It will be of value to researchers, professionals and graduate students in computer science and engineering.