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Use of agents for resolving feature interactions

  • 1Ahmed Khoumsi
  • Soumaya Cherkaoui
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2164)

Abstract

A Feature Interaction (FI) occurs when services (or features) behave incorrectly once they are used together. In this paper, we show how FIs can be resolved by using agents. An interest of our approach is that, instead of modifying directly the interacting services, we use a static or mobile agent which avoids the interaction by “forcing” the services to behave in a desirable way. We have determined a reduced set of generic operations that must be implemented and available to every agent; the possibility to execute these operations guarantees the possibility to resolve interactions using our approach.

Keywords

Feature interaction resolution static and mobile agents 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • 1Ahmed Khoumsi
  • Soumaya Cherkaoui
    • 1
  1. 1.Dep. GEGIUniversity of SherbrookeSherbrookeCANADA

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