Security: A Critical Quality Attribute in Self-Adaptive Systems


Self-Adaptive Systems (SAS) are revolutionizing many aspects of our society. From server clusters to autonomous vehicles, SAS are becoming more ubiquitous and essential to our world. Security is frequently a priority for these systems as many SAS conduct mission-critical operations, or work with sensitive information. Fortunately, security is being more recognized as an indispensable aspect of virtually all aspects of computing systems, in all phases of software development. Despite the growing prominence in security, from computing education to vulnerability detection systems, it is just another concern of creating good software. Despite how critical security is, it is a quality attribute like other aspects such as reliability, stability, or adaptability in a SAS.

Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems