Accession Number : ADA625569


Title :   AWARE: Adaptive Software Monitoring and Dynamic Reconfiguration for Critical Infrastructure Protection


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Sep 2008-30 Jun 2012


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING


Personal Author(s) : McKinley, Philip K ; Cheng, Betty H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a625569.pdf


Report Date : 29 Apr 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The ARO-supported AWARE project addressed the design and performance of adaptive software technologies for highly trusted software systems. A dynamically adaptive system (DAS) monitors itself and its execution environment at run time. This monitoring enables a DAS not only to detect conditions warranting a reconfiguration, but also to determine when and how to safely reconfigure itself in order to deliver acceptable behavior before, during, and after adaptation. Using this technology, existing systems can be hardened against adverse conditions and cyber-attacks that were unforeseen at the time of deployment. The project produced several important advances in several aspects of self-adaptive systems, including: novel methods for modeling dynamically adaptive software; (2) adaptive monitoring software through code generation and verification, both at development time and run time; (3) real-time decision-making algorithms that enable the system to respond effectively to changing conditions and threats; and (4) application of evolutionary computation to software assurance, self-organizing protocols for distributed systems, and the design of autonomous robots.


Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , *ROBOTICS , *SELF OPERATION , BEHAVIOR , COMPUTER LOGIC , COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY , COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY , DECISION MAKING , DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING , DYNAMICS , ERRORS , GENETIC ALGORITHMS , MONITORING , MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS , NETWORK ARCHITECTURE , QUALITY ASSURANCE , SEMANTICS , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE