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Composing architectural aspects based on style semantics

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  • Christina Chavez
  • Alessandro Garcia
  • Thais Batista
  • Marcel Oliveira
  • Claudio Sant'Anna
  • Awais Rashid
Publication date2009
Host publicationAOSD '09 Proceedings of the 8th ACM international conference on Aspect-oriented software development
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherACM Press
Pages111-122
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-442-3
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development, AOSD 2009
CountryUnited States
CityCharlottesville
Period2/03/096/03/09

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development, AOSD 2009
CountryUnited States
CityCharlottesville
Period2/03/096/03/09

Abstract

The lack of architecturally-significant mechanisms for aspectual composition might artificially hinder the specification of stable and reusable design aspects. Current aspect-oriented approaches at the architecture-level tend to mimic programming language join point models while overlooking mainstream architectural concepts such as styles and their semantics. Syntax-based pointcuts are typically used to select join points based on the names of architectural elements, exposing architecture descriptions to pointcut fragility and reusability problems. This paper presents style-based composition, a new flavor of aspect composition at the architectural level based on architectural styles. We propose style-based join point models and provide a pointcut language that supports the selection of join points based on style-constrained architectural models. Stability and reusability assessments of the proposed style-based composition model were carried out through three case studies involving different styles. The interplay of style-based pointcuts and some style composition techniques is also discussed.