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International Workshop Series on Monitoring, Adaptation and Beyond (MONA+)

by Andreas Metzger last modified Jul 14, 2011 16:07

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The advances in modern technology and the constantly evolving requirements implied by dynamic business environments impose new challenges for engineering and provisioning Service Based Applications (SBAs). SBAs have to become drastically more flexible; they should be able to operate and evolve in highly dynamic environments, being able to adequately identify and react to various changes in these environments. In such a setting, adaptability becomes a key feature of SBAs as it enables these applications to continuously change themselves in order to satisfy new requirements and demands dictated by the environment. The ability of the application to adapt strongly relies on the presence of monitoring mechanisms and facilities. With monitoring we mean all methods and mechanisms that allow identifying, detecting, and even foreseeing critical events and situations that occur in the SBA environment and that require SBA to change its configuration, behaviour, presentation, and so on.

A variety of approaches and techniques addressing different forms of monitoring and adaptation have been proposed to date, but these results are still very fragmented. The definition of more comprehensive and holistic approaches is crucial for delivering robust, dependable, and highly adaptable SBAs. This requires the integration of the efforts of researchers from various disciplines and research areas and includes the “vertical” integration, where the business process management and service infrastructure should be brought together, as well as the “horizontal” integration, where different competences, such as requirements engineering, design, quality assurance, and realization/implementation, should be considered.

To this end, the MONA+ workshop series aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines with varying research background, with the goal of trying to understand and establish the shared knowledge-base necessary for developing comprehensive approaches for SBA monitoring and adaptation.

Upcoming MONA+ Workshop

MONA+ 2011, October 28, Poznan, Polland - collocated with ServiceWave 2011

 

Past MONA+ Workshops

  • MONA+ 2010, Ayia Napa, Cyprus - collocated with ECOWS 2010
  • MONA+ 2009, Stockholm, Sweden - collocated with ICSOC/ServiceWave 2009
  • MONA+ 2008, Madrid, Spain - collocated with ServiceWave 2008

Links to research projects

This workshop series is sponsored by the S-Cube Network of Excellence.

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