Caching Web Services: Aspect Orientation to the Rescue

  • Marc Ségura-Devillechaise
  • Jean-Marc Menaud
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2376)


Web caches are a software answer to the growing demand of bandwidth on the Internet. But the increasing number of dynamic Web objects like Web services decreases caches performances. This paper proposes to adapt dynamically caches to the cached objects. The required adaption is often dynamic, motivated by a variability that programmers could not anticipate before runtime. This paper discusses the possibility to use aspect orientation to achieve dynamic adaptation. While aspects are appearing as a suitable tool, dynamic adaptation adds some requirements to the aspect system that could be used. The purpose of this paper is to reach a clear and explicit understanding of these requirements.


web caching dynamic adaptation aspect orientation dynamic weaving web services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Ségura-Devillechaise
    • 1
  • Jean-Marc Menaud
    • 1
  1. 1.EMN, La ChantrerieNANTES Cedex 3France

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