Research challenges in control engineering of computing systems

Joseph Hellerstein, Sharad Singhal, Qian Wang

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A wide variety of software systems employ closed loops (feedback) to achieve service level objectives and to optimize resource usage. Control theory provides a systematic approach to constructing closed loop systems, and is widely used in disciplines such as mechanical and electrical engineering. This paper describes recent advances in applying control theory to computing systems, and identifies research challenges to address so that control engineering can be widely used by software practitioners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5374029
Pages (from-to)206-211
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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