Managing Dynamic Reconfiguration in Component-Based Systems

  • Thais Batista
  • Ackbar Joolia
  • Geoff Coulson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3527)

Abstract

We propose a meta-framework called ‘Plastik’ which i) supports the specification and creation of runtime component-framework-based software systems and ii) facilitates and manages the runtime reconfiguration of such systems while ensuring integrity across changes. The meta-framework is fundamentally an integration of an architecture description language (an extension of ACME/Armani) and a reflective component runtime (OpenCOM). Plastikgenerated component frameworks can be dynamically reconfigured either through programmed changes (which are foreseen at design time and specified at the ADL level); or through ad-hoc changes (which are unforeseen at design time but which are nevertheless constrained by invariants specified at the ADL level). We provide in the paper a case study that illustrates the operation and benefits of Plastik.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thais Batista
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ackbar Joolia
    • 2
  • Geoff Coulson
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentFederal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)NatalBrazil
  2. 2.Computing Department, InfoLab21Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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