Meta-adaptation strategies for adaptation in cyber-physical systems

Ilias Gerostathopoulos*, Tomas Bures, Petr Hnetynka, Adam Hujecek, Frantisek Plasil, Dominik Skoda

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Modern Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) not only need to be dependable, but also resilient to and able to adapt to changing situations in their environment. When developing such CPS, however, it is often impossible to anticipate all potential situations upfront and provide corresponding tactics. Situations that lie out of this “envelope of adaptability” can lead to problems that range from single component malfunctioning to complete system failure. The existing approaches to self-adaptation cannot typically cope with such situations as they still rely on a fixed set of tactics, which in case of complex systems does not guarantee achieving correct functionality. To alleviate this problem, we propose the concept of meta-adaptation strategies, which extends the limits of adaptability of a system by constructing new tactics at runtime to reflect the changes in the environment. The approach is demonstrated on an existing architecture- based self-adaptation method and exemplified by two concrete metaadaptation strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Architecture - 9th European Conference, ECSA 2015, Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia, September 7–11, 2015 - Proceedings
EditorsIvica Crnkovic, Danny Weyns, Raffaela Mirandola
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319237275
ISBN (Print)9783319237268
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event9th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2015 - Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia
Duration: 7 Sept 201511 Sept 2015

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


Conference9th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2015


  • Adaptation tactics
  • Cyber-Physical systems
  • Meta-adaptation strategies


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