University of California, Santa Cruz
The notions of Autonomic Components (ACs) and Autonomic-Component Ensembles (ACEs) have been put forward as a means to structure a system into well understood, independent and distributed building blocks that interact in specified ways. Autonomic systems exhibit the ability of self-monitoring, self-repairing, and self-optimizing by constantly sensing themselves and tuning their performance. The notions of Autonomic Components (ACs) and Autonomic-Component Ensembles (ACEs) are considered in the paper. A language for coordinating ensemble components is used to represent specificity of security issues in autonomic computing environment. To reveal abnormal behavior of ACEs Kolmogorov Complexity metrics is proposed to use in the approach described in the paper.