Key words to describe the work: Dynamic AOP, Frame Technology, Reflection, Adaptive Systems, Policies, Parameterisation
Key Results: A framework is described that can be applied retrospectively to a system to provide auto-adaptive behaviour, by using parameterised dynamic aspects to encapsulate the adaptations necessary and using policies to describe the desired behaviour. It also improves specification of system behaviour with the inclusion of relationship definition.
How does the work advance the state-of-the-art?: Parameterising the adaptations to be applied to a system improves their reuse and, by delaying the generation of the concrete code to run-time, allows the code to be customised to the run-time conditions of the system.
Motivation (problems addressed): To improve the reuse and flexibility of adaptations used and allow correct system behaviour to be clearly defined.