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Software systems are increasingly becoming ubiquitous affecting the way we experience the world. Embedded software systems, especially those used in smart devices, have become an essential constituent of the technological infrastructure of modern societies. Such systems, in order to be trusted in society, must be proved to be trustworthy. Trustworthiness is(More)
Autonomic computing systems (ACS) are expected to achieve the same level of self-regulation and pervasiveness as human autonomic systems. Because of the features of ACS, the traditional security model can not be applied to ACS any more. The goal of our research is to develop a context-based security model and architecture for ACS. Our focus is on(More)
Existing architecture description languages mainly support the specification of the structural elements of the system under design. These languages have either only a limited support or no support to specify non-functional requirements. In a component-based development of trustworthy systems, the trustworthiness properties must be specified at the(More)