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Title
Handling the Dynamic Reconfiguration of Software Architectures using Aspects
Published in
13th IEEE European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR’09), pp. 263-266. Kaiserslautern, Germany, 24-27 March 2009. ISSN: 1534-5351, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3589-0 - 2009
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.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:311,
        title =  "Handling the Dynamic Reconfiguration of Software Architectures using Aspects",
        author = "Cristóbal Costa Soria and Jennifer Pérez Benedí and Jose Angel Carsí Cubel",
        booktitle = "13th IEEE European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR’09), pp. 263-266. Kaiserslautern, Germany, 24-27 March 2009. ISSN: 1534-5351, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3589-0",
        year = "2009",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/f-1279300650099/CSMR09-CostaSoria_etal.pdf",
        url = "http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/CSMR.2009.33",
        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."
}