On Autonomous Dynamic Software Ecosystems
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2022

Software ecosystems are considered the natural evolution of software product lines. A software ecosystem provides a (software) product within a particular business and organizational context that supports the exchange of activities and services within a domain. However, the increasing degree of autonomy demanded by software ecosystems is elevating the system response to end users, while the existing software ecosystem architectures are not well prepared to deal with the dynamicity of context changes and autonomous behavior needs. In order to provide a transition toward an increased level of autonomy, in this article, we introduce the notion of autonomous dynamic ecosystems as representative of those software ecosystems able to support dynamic, smart, and autonomous features demanded by modern software systems. In this work, we further investigate and provide evidence of four industrial examples that have fully embodied the principles of autonomous dynamic ecosystems, and we characterize the main features and technology requirements of this kind of new ecosystems.

software product lines

Ecosystems

Software

trust

software ecosystems

smart behavior

dynamic ecosystems

Biological system modeling

Collaboration

Autonomy

collaborative aspects

Safety

Technological innovation

Runtime

Författare

R. Capilla

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Emilia Cioroaica

Fraunhofer-Institut fur Experimentelles Software Engineering

Barbora Buhnova

Masarykova Univerzita

Jan Bosch

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign och Software Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

0018-9391 (ISSN)

Vol. 69 6 3633-3647

Ämneskategorier

Programvaruteknik

Datavetenskap (datalogi)

Datorsystem

DOI

10.1109/TEM.2021.3116873

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