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New book explains the foundations of self-adaptive systems

Danny Weyns’ new book is a concise and practical introduction to the foundations and engineering principles of self-adaptation, aimed at researchers, students, teachers, industry leaders, and practitioners in fields that directly or peripherally involve software engineering.

The topic of self-adaptation, i.e. software systems that can deal with uncertain operating conditions, faults that are difficult to predict and changing user needs, is gaining in interest. However, it still remains under-addressed in academic and technical literature. A new book from Danny Weyns, professor at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University, is meant to change that.

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The book is called An Introduction to Self-adaptive Systems: A Contemporary Software Engineering Perspective and is published by Wiley. Using a systematic and holistic approach, it provides readers with an accessible set of basic principles, engineering foundations, and applications of self-adaptive systems. The book offers the first comprehensive treatment of self-adaptive systems targeted at software engineering researchers, students, teachers, and practitioners.

Topics covered in the book include basic principles and concepts of self-adaptation, automating tasks, architecture-based adaptation, runtime models, requirements-driven adaptation, and guarantees under uncertainty, control-based software adaptation, and learning from experience. It provides a structured view of the important prior work and the open challenges facing the field of self-adaptation. The material is illustrated with a practical Internet of Things application.