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Dynamic Reconfiguration of Software Architectures Through Aspects

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Currently, most software systems have a dynamic nature and evolve at run-time. The dynamic reconfiguration of software architectures has to be supported in order to enable their architectural element instances and their links to be created and destroyed at run-time. Complex components also need reconfiguration capabilities to evolve their internal compositions. This paper introduces an approach to support the dynamic reconfiguration of software architectures taking advantage of aspect-oriented techniques. It enables complex components to autonomously reconfigure themselves: they are capable of both having knowledge of their current configuration and reconfiguring themselves at run-time. This approach has been developed for the PRISMA aspect-oriented architectural model. A new kind of aspect has been created in PRISMA in order to provide dynamic reconfiguration services to each complex component; it is called the Configuration Aspect.

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  • Dynamic reconfiguration
  • software architectures
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Costa, C., Ali, N., Pérez, J., Carsí, J.Á., Ramos, I. (2007). Dynamic Reconfiguration of Software Architectures Through Aspects. In: Oquendo, F. (eds) Software Architecture. ECSA 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4758. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75132-8_24

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