Resource Management in Complex, Dynamic Environments
This paper describes an approach to the management of resources. The paper suggests that a resource should be viewed as a provider of a set of capabilities, where that set may vary over time and with circumstances. This view of resources is defined and then made the basis for the architecture of a system for storing, managing, and assigning resources. The ROMEO prototype resource management system is presented as an example of how this architecture can be instantiated. Some case studies of the use of ROMEO are presented and used to evaluate the architecture, the ROMEO prototype, and the view of the nature of resources.