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Dynamic Reconfiguration of Software Architectures Through Aspects

  • Cristóbal Costa
  • Nour Ali
  • Jennifer Pérez
  • José Ángel Carsí
  • Isidro Ramos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4758)

Abstract

Currently, most software systems have a dynamic nature and evolve at run-time. The dynamic reconfiguration of software architectures has to be supported in order to enable their architectural element instances and their links to be created and destroyed at run-time. Complex components also need reconfiguration capabilities to evolve their internal compositions. This paper introduces an approach to support the dynamic reconfiguration of software architectures taking advantage of aspect-oriented techniques. It enables complex components to autonomously reconfigure themselves: they are capable of both having knowledge of their current configuration and reconfiguring themselves at run-time. This approach has been developed for the PRISMA aspect-oriented architectural model. A new kind of aspect has been created in PRISMA in order to provide dynamic reconfiguration services to each complex component; it is called the Configuration Aspect.

Keywords

Dynamic reconfiguration software architectures AOSD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristóbal Costa
    • 1
  • Nour Ali
    • 1
  • Jennifer Pérez
    • 2
  • José Ángel Carsí
    • 1
  • Isidro Ramos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and Computation, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 ValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Technical University of Madrid (UPM), E.U. Informática, Ctra. Valencia km 7, 28051 MadridSpain

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