Towards a Better Understanding of Self-Awareness and Self-Expression within Software Systems

Shaun Parsons, Rami Bahsoon, Peter R. Lewis and Xin Yao
Technical report CSR-11-03, University of Birmingham, School of Computer Science. April 2011.

It is thought that complex systems with nodes that posses the ability to be both Self-Aware and Self-Expressive could shape the future of computing. These terms have the potential to create complex systems that display novel behaviours. As of yet there are very few definitions for these terms within this context. This report aims to review current literature and present a suitable explanation of these terms relevant to software systems.

@TechReport{Parsons11,
author = "Shaun Parsons and Rami Bahsoon and Peter R. Lewis and Xin Yao",
title = {Towards a Better Understanding of Self-Awareness and Self-Expression within Software Systems},
institution = {University of Birmingham, School of Computer Science},
number = {CSR-11-03},
month = {April},
year = {2011},
url = {ftp://ftp.cs.bham.ac.uk/pub/tech-reports/2011/CSR-11-03.},
}