Resource Adaptive Software Systems

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) in Israel organized a special event about Adaptive Software Systems. We invited Tom Mueck to give a talk about “Resource Adaptive Software Systems”.

Title: Resource Adaptive Software Systems

Abstract: DARPA issued an announcement about building Resource Adaptive Software Systems this past April. More specifically “to build survivable, long-lived complex software systems that are robust to changes in the resources provided by their operational environment”. The motivation behind this project has to do with the short shelf life of modern day software systems:

  • Orders of magnitude less than other engineering artifacts.
  • Strongly inversely correlated with the rate and magnitude of change.
  • When changes do occur they lead to high software maintenance costs and premature obsolescence of otherwise functionally sound systems.

All of these factors greatly impact an enterprise architecture and every architect wishes there would be better technology around.

This talk will introduce a new general computing abstraction named Resource-Oriented Computing (ROC) and discuss these areas of particular interest to architects:

  • Coupled, loosely coupled and decoupled systems
  • Resource-Oriented Architectures
  • Messaging
  • Risk surface / Security

Bio: Tom Mueck is the Director of Business Development at 1060 Research – which was spun out of Hewlett Packard Labs in Bristol. Tom has an MA in Asian Studies and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Previously he was a Political Risk and Financial Analyst, and Sales Manager at Hotsip AB (spun out of Ericsson).

These are the original slides of Tom’s presentation:

Here is the video of the talk (in English):

Feel free to share your comments below.

About Hayim Makabee

Veteran software developer, enthusiastic programmer, author of a book on Object-Oriented Programming, co-founder and CEO at KashKlik, an innovative Influencer Marketing platform.
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