Development and runtime support for situation-aware security in autonomic computing

Sik-Sang Yau, Yisheng Yao, Min Yan

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3 Scopus citations


To overcome increasing complexity and dynamic nature of distributed computing system, such as ubiquitous computing systems, it is critical to have computing systems that can manage themselves according to their users' goals. Such systems are called autonomic computing systems. It is essential that such systems, especially those for critical applications, have the capability of self-protection from attacks under various situations without much human intervention or guidance. To achieve this goal, situation-aware security (SAS) needs to be considered in the development process. In this paper, a model-driven development framework for SAS in autonomic computing systems is presented. The runtime support for SAS is provided by a situation-aware middleware. The advantages of using the development framework and the situation-aware middleware to build autonomic computing systems with SAS are discussed and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAutonomic and Trusted Computing - Thrid International Conference, ATC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)354038619X, 9783540386193
StatePublished - 2006
EventThrid International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2006 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Sep 3 2006Sep 6 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4158 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherThrid International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2006


  • Autonomic computing
  • Model-driven development framework
  • Security
  • Security policy
  • Situation-aware middleware
  • Ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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