Context-Aware Aspects

  • Éric Tanter
  • Kris Gybels
  • Marcus Denker
  • Alexandre Bergel
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11821946_15

Volume 4089 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Tanter É., Gybels K., Denker M., Bergel A. (2006) Context-Aware Aspects. In: Löwe W., Südholt M. (eds) Software Composition. SC 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4089. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Context-aware applications behave differently depending on the context in which they are running. Since context-specific behavior tends to crosscut base programs, it can advantageously be implemented as aspects. This leads to the notion of context-aware aspects, i.e., aspects whose behavior depends on context. This paper analyzes the issue of appropriate support from the aspect language to both restrict the scope of aspects according to the context and allow aspect definitions to access information associated to the context. We propose an open framework for context-aware aspects that allows for the definition of first-class contexts and supports the definition of context awareness constructs for aspects, including the ability to refer to past contexts, and to provide domain- and application-specific constructs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Éric Tanter
    • 1
  • Kris Gybels
    • 2
  • Marcus Denker
    • 3
  • Alexandre Bergel
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Web Research/DCCUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.PROG LabVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  3. 3.Software Composition GroupUniversity of BernSwitzerland
  4. 4.Distributed Systems GroupTrinity CollegeIreland