Cooperative autonomic management in dynamic distributed systems

Jing Xu, Ming Zhao, José A.B. Fortes

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7 Scopus citations


The centralized management of large distributed systems is often impractical, particularly when the both the topology and status of the system change dynamically. This paper proposes an approach to application-centric self-management in large distributed systems consisting of a collection of autonomic components that join and leave the system dynamically. Cooperative autonomic components self-organize into a dynamically created overlay network. Through local information sharing with neighbors, each component gains access to global information as needed for optimizing performance of applications. The approach has been validated and evaluated by developing a decentralized autonomic system consisting of multiple autonomic application managers previously developed for the In-VIGO grid-computing system. Using analytical results from complex random network and measurements done in a prototype system, we demonstrate the robustness, self-organization and adaptability of our approach, both theoretically and experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems - 11th International Symposium, SSS 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, SSS 2009 - Lyon, France
Duration: Nov 3 2009Nov 6 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5873 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other11th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, SSS 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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