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Dynamic Reconfiguration of Software Architectures through Aspects

Costa-Soria, Cristóbal; Ali, Nour; Carsí, Jose Angel; Pérez Benedí, Jenifer; Ramos, Isidro
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.
Year:
2007
Type of Publication:
Conferences and Seminars
Series:
4758
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Month:
September
ISBN:
978-3-540-75131-1
ISSN:
0302-9743
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-540-75132-8_24
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