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Handling the Dynamic Reconfiguration of Software Architectures Using Aspects

Pérez Benedí, Jenifer; Carsí, Jose Ángel; Costa-Soria, Cristóbal
Abstract:
Currently, most software systems have a dynamic nature and need to evolve at run-time. For this reason, the dynamic reconfiguration of software architectures is a challenge that must be dealt with to enable the creation and destruction of component instances and their links at run-time. This challenge is even greater when there are autonomous composite components which also need reconfiguration capabilities to evolve their internal compositions. This paper presents a novel approach to dynamically reconfigure software architectures taking advantage of aspect-oriented techniques. The approach presented is a platform-independent alternative whose aim is to increase the reuse and to decrease the maintenance effort. It deals with the challenge of reconfiguring composite components that: (1) are easy to maintain, since the dynamic reconfiguration concern is separated from the other concerns; (2) can autonomously reconfigure themselves, since each composite component is provided with dynamic reconfiguration services to change its internal architecture.
Year:
2009
Type of Publication:
Conferences and Seminars
Number:
263-266
Publisher:
IEEE Computer Society
Month:
March
ISBN:
978-0-7695-3589-0
ISSN:
1534-5351
DOI:
10.1109/CSMR.2009.33
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