Workflow Variability for Autonomic IoT Systems

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Autonomic IoT systems require variable behaviour at runtime to adapt to different system contexts. Building suitable models that span both design-time and runtime is thus essential for such systems. However, existing approaches separate the variability model from the behavioural model, leading to synchronization issues such as the need for dynamic reconfiguration and dependency management. Some approaches define a fixed number of behaviour variants and are therefore unsuitable for highly variable contexts. This paper extends the semantics of the DX-MAN service model so as to combine variability with behaviour. The model allows the design of composite services that define an infinite number of workflow variants which can be chosen at runtime without any reconfiguration mechanism. We describe the autonomic capabilities of our model by using a case study in the domain of smart homes.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Sep 2019
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing - Umeå, Sweden
Event duration: 16 Jun 201920 Jun 2019


Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC

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