Objecting 'Beyond Objects' (1998)

Author(s): R. de Lemos

Abstact: In adaptive control systems, although the behaviour of the environment of the system might be unpredictable, the behaviour of the system itself has to be predictable at all times. An approach to obtaine such a predictable behaviour from a system, is to wrap the physical components of the system (the components that lie outside the computing system) with a layer of software. This would allow the computational representation of the physical components to interact in a such away that the behaviour of the whole system can adapt to changes that occur in its environment. The feasibility of the whole approach will be demonstrated in terms of the cruise control system benchmark case study.