A comparison framework for runtime monitoring approaches



The full behavior of complex software systems often only emerges during operation. They thus need to be monitored at run time to check that they adhere to their requirements. Diverse runtime monitoring approaches have been developed in various domains and for different purposes. Their sheer number and heterogeneity, however, make it hard to find the right approach for a specific application or purpose. The aim of our research therefore was to develop a comparison framework for runtime monitoring approaches. Our framework is based on an analysis of the literature and existing taxonomies for monitoring languages and patterns. We use examples from existing monitoring approaches to explain the framework. We demonstrate its usefulness by applying it to 32 existing approaches and by comparing 3 selected approaches in the light of different monitoring scenarios. We also discuss perspectives for researchers.


Attribute NameValues
  • Rick Rabiser

  • Sam Guinea

  • Michael Vierhauser

  • Luciano Baresi

  • Paul Gr├╝nbacher

Journal or Work Title
  • Journal of Systems and Software

  • 125

Date Created
  • 2018-09-05

  • English

Departments and Units
Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

Digital Object Identifier


This DOI is the best way to cite this article.


Please Note: You may encounter a delay before a download begins. Large or infrequently accessed files can take several minutes to retrieve from our archival storage system.