Networks and Distributed Systems Seminar

2008 Mar 27 at 14:00

DC 1331

Research Challenges in designing Complex Autonomic Service-oriented Systems

Prof. Dr. Schahram Dustdar, Head, Distributed Systems Group, Inst. Information Systems, Vienna Inst. of Tech.

Today, we witness the forces of multi-dimensional globalization in the domains of business, technology, and organizational (team) forms. The interdependence of computing devices, their underlying information systems, as well as processes involving humans and software services become more complex, thus requiring business processes and software services to attain higher degrees of autonomic, context-aware, and self-adaptive behavior. In this talk I will discuss the main research challenges for this class of problems as well as present our current state in building the required novel conceptual abstractions as well as needed technical implementations and validations.