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Dynamic Evolution in Aspect-Oriented Architectural Models

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This paper presents a solution to the evolution problem of software architectures. This solution is provided by PRISMA. PRISMA is an architecture modeling approach that integrates the advantages of Component-Based Software Development (CBSD) and Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD). This integration is reflected in its model and in its Architecture Description Language (ADL). In this paper, PRISMA is presented as a framework to evolve aspect-oriented and component-based architectures by requirements-driven evolution. The evolution is supported by means of a meta-level and the reflexive properties of PRISMA ADL which have been implemented as a middleware. In addition, it is demonstrated how the evolution services of the PRISMA meta-level permit the run-time evolution of software architectures using an industrial case study, the TeachMover Robot.


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  • Architectural Model
  • Evolution Service
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This work has been funded by the Department of Science and Technology (Spain) under the National Program for Research, Development and Innovation, DYNAMICA project TIC2003-07776-C02-02. Moreover, it is funded by the Microsoft Research Cambridge, “PRISMA: Model Compiler of aspect-oriented component-based software architectures”Project.

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Pérez, J., Ali, N., Carsí, J.Á., Ramos, I. (2005). Dynamic Evolution in Aspect-Oriented Architectural Models. In: Morrison, R., Oquendo, F. (eds) Software Architecture. EWSA 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3527. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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