Component ensembles are a promising way of building self-aware autonomic adaptive systems. This approach has been promoted by the EU project ASCENS, which develops the core idea of ensembles by providing rigorous semantics as well as models and methods for the whole development life cycle of an ensemble-based system. These methods specifically address adaptation, self-awareness, self-optimization, and continuous system evolution. In this paper, we demonstrate the key concepts and benefits of the ASCENS approach in the context of intelligent navigation of electric vehicles (e-Mobility), which itself is one of the three key case studies of the project.
A Life Cycle for the Development of Autonomic Systems: The E-mobility Showcase / Bures, Tomas; Nicola, Rocco De; Gerostathopoulos, Ilias; Hoch, Nicklas; Kit, Michal; Koch, Nora; Monreale, Giacoma Valentina; Montanari, Ugo; Pugliese, Rosario; Serbedzija, Nikola; Wirsing, Martin; Zambonelli, Franco. - ELETTRONICO. - (2013), pp. 71-76. (Intervento presentato al convegno 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2013 tenutosi a Philadelphia (USA) nel Settembre 2013) [10.1109/SASOW.2013.23].