EPiCS: Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems

Tobias Becker, Andreas Agne, Peter R. Lewis, Rami Bahsoon, Funmilade Faniyi, Lukas Esterle, Ariane Keller, Arjun Chandra, Alexander Refsum Jensenius and Stephan C. Stilkerich
In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), pages 353–360. IEEE Computer Society Press, 2012

Modern compute systems continue to evolve towards increasingly complex, heterogeneous and distributed architectures. At the same time, functionality and performance are no longer the only aspects when developing applications for such systems, and additional concerns such as flexibility, power efficiency, resource usage, reliability and cost are becoming increasingly important. This does not only raise the question of how to efficiently develop applications for such systems, but also how to cope with dynamic changes in the application behaviour or the system environment. The EPiCS Project aims to address these aspects through exploring self-awareness and self-expression. Self-awareness allows systems and applications to gather and maintain information about their current state and environment, and reason about their behaviour. Self-expression enables systems to adapt their behaviour autonomously to changing conditions. Innovations in EPiCS are based on systematic integration of research in concepts and foundations, customisable hardware/software platforms and operating systems, and self-aware networking and middleware infrastructure. The developed technologies are validated in three application domains: computational finance, distributed smart cameras and interactive mobile media systems.

author={Becker, T. and Agne, A. and Lewis, P.R. and Bahsoon, R. and Faniyi, F. and Esterle, L. and Keller, A. and Chandra, A. and Jensenius, A.R. and Stilkerich, S.C.},
booktitle={Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), 2012 IEEE 15th International Conference on},
title={{EPiCS}: Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems},
publisher={IEEE Computer Society Press},