A Framework for Policy Driven Auto-adaptive Systems Using Dynamic Framed Aspects

  • Phil Greenwood
  • Lynne Blair
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4242)


This paper describes and evaluates a framework that allows adaptive behaviour to be applied to systems by using a combination of dynamic Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP), parameterisation and policies. Our approach allows the operator to create policies to define adaptive behaviour based on Event-Condition-Action rules. The combination of dynamic AOP with parameterisation aids reuse and allows aspects to be generated to suit the current system conditions; these aspects can then be woven at run time to adapt the application behaviour. This approach is evaluated in two ways; firstly performance measurements are presented to show that such behaviour does not add a substantial overhead to the target system. Secondly, Aspect-Oriented software metrics are applied to the adaptations applied to illustrate their reusability and flexibility.


dynamic AOP frames dynamic adaptation auto-adaptive parameterisation policies aspect interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phil Greenwood
    • 1
  • Lynne Blair
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing DepartmentLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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