Component-ware for Autonomic Situation-aware Communications, and Dynamically Adaptable Services (2006 – 2008)
The project CASCADAS has delivered, as main results of the project, a prototype of a framework for autonomic communication services based on
ASCENS will definitely exploit the CASCADAS experience, yet it will try to extend and generalize upon the ACE model, to make it more dynamic and capable of self-expressing dynamic adaptation patterns. Also, the knowledge management mechanism of ASCENS will leverage the simple algorithms provided by CASCADAS in its knowledge networks, towards enabling higher levels of context-awareness. Last but not least, ASCENS will also tackle the issues of self-awareness from a rigorous formal viewpoint that CASCADAS mostly disregarded.
BIOlogically inspired NETwork and Services (2006 – 2009)
The project BIONETS investigates innovative bio-inspired algorithms for autonomic communication services in modern networked scenario and applications (e.g., mobile and pervasive computing), and some of the algorithmic solutions for adaptive self-organization provided by it can be of some use in ASCENS. Yet, ASCENS has a different scope than that of BIONETS, and it is more aimed at a new foundational approach for software intensive systems rather than for autonomic communication scenarios. Also, ASCENS intends to focus also on formal methods and on a larger variety of adaptation mechanisms than bio-inspired self-organization only.
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