ICT-2007.8.5: FET proactive 5: Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems
"The challenge is to create computing and communication systems that are able to optimise overall performance and resource usage in response to changing conditions, adapting to both context (such as user behaviour) and internal changes (such as topology). To achieve this, autonomic systems should enable nodes to build up an awareness relating to higher and even global levels, e.g. of patterns of use, system performance, network conditions and available resources. This requires breaking through the tradition of fixing abstraction layers at design time, which hide issues at lower layers (e.g., by hiding mobility, heterogeneity, or drops in performance), but inevitably limit the scope for optimising resource usage and responding to changing conditions."