Intelligent Techniques and Architectures for Autonomic Clouds: Introduction to the Itaac Special Issue
Autonomic Computing introduces autonomy in software systems by making them capable of self-management and self-healing. Autonomic Clouds have emerged as a result of the application of autonomic techniques to cloud computing, resulting in robust, fault tolerant and resilient cloud architectures. The international workshop on Intelligent Techniques and Architectures for Autonomic Clouds (ITAAC 2011) was held in association with the 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011)in Melbourne Australia to bring together researchers and practitioners across Cloud Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Autonomic Computing to discuss issues that drive the concepts, architectures and applications of autonomic clouds. This paper provides background to the workshop and presents a brief summary of the papers that were accepted.