The evolution of networks and the Internet, which have presented high scalable and available services have made environments more complex. The increasing complexity, cost, and heterogeny in them have motivated researchers to investigate a new idea to cope with the management of complexity in IT industry. Autonomic Computing Systems (ACSs) have been introduced. Moreover, the increasing demands for extended products and services along with advances in IT industry have metamorphosed traditional business toward creating Virtual Organizations (VOs) in order to better respond to business opportunities. Purpose of this paper is to present a survey of ACSs and VOs. It includes some characteristics, issues, and challenges in both. Applying autonomous behavior in improvement of VOs is also proposed in conclusion.
MohammadReza Nami -Mohsen Kahani
Computer Engineering Laboratory
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad