[CK09b] R. Calinescu and M. Kwiatkowska. CADS*: Computer-Aided Development of Self-* Systems. In Marsha Chechik and Martin Wirsing (editors), Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2009), volume 5503 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 421-424, Springer-Verlag. March 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Presents a tool for developing self-* systems, based on Markov chain analysis using PRISM.]
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Abstract. We present the prototype tool CADS* for the computer-aided development of an important class of self-* systems, namely systems whose components can be modelled as Markov chains. Given a Markov chain representation of the IT components to be included into a self-* system, CADS* automates or aids (a) the development of the artifacts necessary to build the self-* system; and (b) their integration into a fully-operational self-* solution. This is achieved through a combination of formal software development techniques including model transformation, model-driven code generation and dynamic software reconfiguration.