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A distributed architecture meta-model for self-managed middleware

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Publication date11/2006
<mark>Original language</mark>English


ConferenceARM '06: The 5th workshop on Adaptive and reflective middleware (ARM '06)
CityMelbourne, Australia
Period1/01/00 → …


Openness and adaptation are the fundamental properties of reflective middleware platforms. Self-managed or autonomic systems require this behaviour, and therefore, reflective middleware platforms are ideally suited to the support of such systems. However, new classes of self-managed applications increasingly require support for co-coordinated, distributed reconfiguration, and there is limited provision for this in current reflective middleware approaches. In this paper, we document a general, flexible architecture meta-model for the safe and valid adaptation of components that make up the implementation of co-ordinating middleware nodes distributed across peer devices. We also investigate the flexibility of this approach in supporting different reconfiguration types in different environmental conditions.