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GAUSS (Governing Adaptive and Unplanned Systems of Systems) is a PRIN project funded by MIUR. The GAUSS project will deliver the methodological enablers required to identify, integrate, and manage “emergent” Systems of Systems (eSoS). These require dynamic and opportunistic engineering due to their intrinsically variable nature tied to their scale and heterogeneity. GAUSS will release a set of integrated technologies to address these engineering problems of eSoS at runtime, when specific execution contexts may invalidate design-time solutions. GAUSS will govern eSoS by enriching initial lightweight designs with concrete and contextualised aspects obtained from the runtime context. GAUSS will contribute in three areas:

Models. GAUSS will extensively exploit models of functional and nonfunctional requirements, of the context and of the governance policies, to successfully integrate independently designed subsystems. GAUSS will define lightweight design methods and techniques to infer these models at runtime from systems not designed to obey to GAUSS requirements. 

Runtime analysis. GAUSS will address the dynamic evolution of the system architecture and integration logic by combining: architecture synthesis techniques based on parameterized integration, coordination and adaptation patterns; techniques that automatically extract accurate behavior models from streams of continuous observations; online V&V procedures that continuously assess the fitness-for-purpose and dependability of eSoS.

Automatic governance. GAUSS will raise the level of confidence that people and society place on eSoS by: defining adaptation rules compatible with governance policies and context to avoid negative interferences and unstable behaviors; reconfiguring and optimizing inefficient and critical eSoS subsystems; providing self-protection mechanisms to avoid failures.

Sunday, 5 February, 2017 to Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
3 years
  • Università degli Studi di MILANO-BICOCCA
  • Fondazione BRUNO KESSLER
  • Università degli Studi di NAPOLI "Federico II"
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Libera Università di BOLZANO
  • Università degli Studi di BOLOGNA
  • Università degli Studi de L'AQUILA
  • Università degli Studi del SANNIO di BENEVENTO
  • Politecnico di MILANO