Adaptive systems engineering comprises two individual themes, adaptive systems and systems engineering, and their interaction. In the Octopus project, some challenges that arise from these themes have been addressed in the realm of professional printers. This chapter serves to place these challenges in a common context, which is done along the BAPO structuring principle (Business, Architecture, Process, Organisation). The main research challenges addressed in the project appear in the architecture and process parts of BAPO. For architecture, patterns for behaviour and self-reflection about behaviour are the most relevant elements in the context of adaptive systems. For the architecting process, support through models in a model-based paradigm brings advantages in specification, options exploration and analysis, and synthesis of adaptive systems.
|Title of host publication||Model-Based Design of Adaptive Embedded Systems|
|Editors||T. Basten, R. Hamberg, F. Reckers, J. Verriet|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|