Architectural Approaches for Self-Healing Systems Based on Multi Agent Technologies

Hamid Bagheri, Mohammad Ali Torkamani, Zhaleh Ghaffari


Self-healing systems are able to adapt themselves at runtime time in response to changing environmental or operational circumstances, shifting user requirements, and unanticipated faults without human intervention. Conceptually, a self-managing system is composed of four key capabilities; Monitoring, performing Analysis, Planning and Executing the plan. The preferred way to enable repair in a self-healing system is to use externalized repair/adaptation architecture. Adaptability, dynamicity, awareness, observability, autonomy, robustness, distributability, mobility and traceability are requirements that an architecture style for self-healing system should satisfy. In this paper we discuss Multi agent based self-healing system has a characteristics that can satisfy mentioned requirement. We define associations between architecture style requirements for self-healing system and MAS characteristics. As a case study in a real project we have designed Automated Teller Machine (ATM) combination with biometric sensors based on multi-agent architecture.



ATM, software architecure; multi agent systems

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578

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