FIESTA: A Generic Framework for Integrating New Functionalities into Software Architectures

  • Guillaume Waignier
  • Anne-Françoise Le Meur
  • Laurence Duchien
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4758)


When an application must evolve to cope with new context and user requirements, integrating new functionalities into its software architecture is necessary. The architect has thus to manually modify the architecture description, which is often tedious and error prone.

In this paper, we propose FIESTA, a generic framework for automatically integrating new functionalities into an architecture description. Our approach is inspired by TranSAT, an integration framework. However, TranSAT is dedicated to a specific architecture description language (ADL) while our approach is ADL-independent. We have performed a domain analysis, studying for many ADLs how to integrate new functionalities. Based on this analysis, we have defined a generic ADL model to manipulate and reason about architectural elements that are involved in integration. Furthermore, we have developed a generic integration engine.


Software Architecture Transformation Rule Integration Rule TranSAT Approach Base Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Waignier
    • 1
  • Anne-Françoise Le Meur
    • 1
  • Laurence Duchien
    • 1
  1. 1.LIFL, INRIA team ADAM, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, 59655 Villeneuve d’AscqFrance

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