Self-adaptation is nowadays widely considered as a viable approach for dealing with run-time uncertainty and achieving requirements in the ever-changing environment. Several processes, methods, practices and tools for building self-adaptive systems have been proposed from both academia and industry to address many different problems. However, even though these solutions are effective, they are often system-specific and hardly reusable. During the architecting process, several design/architectural decisions about the managed and managing systems are primarily taken by relying on previous personal experience, rather than on a systematic approach. These decisions and the rationale behind them represent an important body of knowledge, which should be made open to practitioners and reused in other contexts. However, experience is usually unstructured and not properly reported to support its systematic reuse, then preventing practitioners to leverage on it.
To this end, AKSAS aims at turning Experience into Knowledge by collecting and organising experiences and practices from practitioners in both industry and academia. Specifically, the goal is creating a forum to (i) propose, discuss, evaluate, share, and classify design/architectural artefacts and (ii) distil a shared Architectural Knowledge packaged as a toolkit for designers/architects facing self-adaptive systems.