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Engineering Ultimate Self-Protection in Autonomic Agents for Space Exploration Missions

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Sterritt, R and Hinchey, MG (2005) Engineering Ultimate Self-Protection in Autonomic Agents for Space Exploration Missions. In: IEEE Workshop on the Engineering of Autonomic Systems (EASe 2005) at 12th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS 2005), Greenbelt, MD, USA. IEEE Computer Society. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECBS.2005.36

DOI: 10.1109/ECBS.2005.36

Abstract

NASA's Exploration Initiative (EI) will push space exploration missions to the limit. Future missions will be required to be self-managing as well as self-directed, in order to meet the challenges of human and robotic space exploration. We discuss security and self-protection in autonomic agent based-systems, and propose the ultimate self-protection mechanism for such systems - self-destruction. Like other metaphors in autonomic computing, this is inspired by biological systems, and is the analog of biological apoptosis. Finally, we discuss the role it might play in future NASA space exploration missions.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:8198
Deposited By:Mr Roy Sterritt
Deposited On:03 Jan 2012 14:46
Last Modified:03 Jan 2012 14:46

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