Software Engineering for Self-Adpaptive Systems: A second Research Roadmap (draft version)


Rogério de Lemos, Holger Giese, Hausi Müller, Mary Shaw, Jesper Andersson, Luciano Baresi, Basil Becker, Nelly Bencomo, Yuriy Brun, Bojan Cukic, Ron Desmarais, Schahram Dustdar, Gregor Engels, Kurt Geihs, Karl Goeschka, Alessandra Gorla, Vincenzo Grassi, Poala Inverardi, Gabor Karsai, Jeff Kramer, Marin Litoiu, Antónia Lopes, Jeff Magee, Sam Malek, Serge Mankovskii, Raffaela Mirandola, John Mylopoulos, Oscar Nierstrasz, Mauro Pezzè, Christian Prehofer, Wilhelm Schäfer, Wilhelm Schlichting, Bradley Schmerl, Dennis B. Smith, Joao P. Sousa, Gabriel Tamura, Ladan Tahvildari, Norha M. Villegas, Thomas Vogel, Danny Weyns, Kenny Wong, and Jochen Wuttke. “Software Engineering for Self-Adpaptive Systems: A second Research Roadmap”. In: Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems. Ed. by Rogério de Lemos, Holger Giese, Hausi Müller, and Mary Shaw. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings 10431. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany, 2011. (draft version of May 20, 2011).


The goal of this roadmap paper is to summarize the state of-the-art and identify research challenges when developing, deploying and managing self-adaptive software systems. Instead of dealing with a wide range of topics associated with the field, we focus on four essential topics of self-adaptation: design space for adaptive solutions, processes, from centralized to decentralized control, and practical run-time verification and validation. For each topic, we present an overview, suggest future directions, and focus on selected challenges. This paper complements and extends a previous roadmap on software engineering for self-adaptive systems published in 2009 covering a different set of topics, and reflecting in part on the previous paper. This roadmap is one of the many results of the Dagstuhl Seminar 10431 on Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems, which took place in October 2010.


    author = {de Lemos, Rog\'{e}rio and Giese, Holger and M\"{u}ller, Hausi and Shaw, Mary and Andersson, Jesper and Baresi, Luciano and Becker, Basil and Bencomo, Nelly and Brun, Yuriy and Cukic, Bojan and Desmarais, Ron and Dustdar, Schahram and Engels, Gregor and Geihs, Kurt and Goeschka, Karl and Gorla, Alessandra and Grassi, Vincenzo and Inverardi, Poala and Karsai, Gabor and Kramer, Jeff and Litoiu, Marin and Lopes, Ant\'{o}nia and Magee, Jeff and Malek, Sam and Mankovskii, Serge and Mirandola, Raffaela and Mylopoulos, John and Nierstrasz, Oscar and Pezz\`{e}, Mauro and Prehofer, Christian and Sch\"{a}fer, Wilhelm and Schlichting, Wilhelm and Schmerl, Bradley and Smith, Dennis B. and Sousa, Joao P. and Tamura, Gabriel and Tahvildari, Ladan and Villegas, Norha M. and Vogel, Thomas and Weyns, Danny and Wong, Kenny and Wuttke, Jochen},
    title = {Software Engineering for Self-Adpaptive Systems: A second Research Roadmap},
    year = {2011},
    booktitle = {Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems},
    number = {10431},
    editor = {de Lemos, Rog\'{e}rio and Giese, Holger and M\"{u}ller, Hausi and Shaw, Mary},
    series = {Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
    publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
    url = {},
    note = {(draft version of May 20, 2011)},