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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitlePredictive Analytics: A Shortcut to Dependable Computing
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMalek, M.
EditorRomanovsky, A., and E. A. Troubitsyna
Conference NameSoftware Engineering for Resilient Systems
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Conference LocationCham
ISBN Number978-3-319-65948-0

The paper lists three major issues: complexity, time and uncertainty, and identifies dependability as the permanent challenge. In order to enhance dependability, the paradigm shift is proposed where focus is on failure prediction and early malware detection. Failure prediction methodology, including modeling and failure mitigation, is presented and two case studies (failure prediction for computer servers and early malware detection) are described in detail. The proposed approach, using predictive analytics, may increase system availability by an order of magnitude or so.