M. J. Hinchey

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Executive Summary In the course of the first year of the ASCENS WP3, we studied modern approaches to knowledge representation and knowledge management in intelligent systems. Well employed knowledge helps such systems become aware of situations, recognize states and eventually respond to changes. The great challenge is to decide on the mechanism such(More)
Visions for future space exploration have long term science missions in sight, resulting in the need for sustainable missions. Survivability is a critical property of sustainable systems and may be addressed through autonomicity, an emerging paradigm for self-management of future computer-based systems based on inspiration from the human autonomic nervous(More)
We seek inspiration for self-managing systems from (obviously, pre-existing) biological mechanisms. Autonomic Computing (AC), a self-managing systems initiative based on the biological metaphor of the autonomic nervous system, is increasingly gaining momentum as the way forward for integrating and designing reliable systems, while agent technologies have(More)
One of the main scientific contributions that we expect to achieve with ASCENS is related to Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. Within the WP3's mandate of the project, we are currently developing the KnowLang Framework that implies a notion for modeling knowledge and self-adaptive behavior of ASCENS-like systems. In this second year of WP3, to(More)