Associate Professor Katina Michael was announced as the Researcher of the Week on 19th July 2010 in the EU PerAda Project: www.perada.eu.
The FET Proactive Initiative on Pervasive Adaptation (PerAda) targets technologies and design paradigms for pervasive information and communication systems, which are capable of autonomously adapting in dynamic environments. The adaptation of individual components will lead to adaptation of the system as a whole and to the emergence of new system behaviours which will be:
c. self-optimizing and
The prospect of building adapting pervasive systems brings many new trust and security challenges to the complex interactions between people, intelligent devices and computers and will need to take account of the non-deterministic and often non-predictable behaviour of people.