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Managing dynamic reconfiguration in component-based systems

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Published

Publication date2005
Host publicationSoftware Architecture
EditorsRon Morrison, Flavio Oquendo
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages439-480
Number of pages42
ISBN (Print)3-540-26275-X
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference2nd European Workshop on Software Architecture
CityPisa
Period13/06/0514/06/05

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume3527
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd European Workshop on Software Architecture
CityPisa
Period13/06/0514/06/05

Abstract

We propose a meta-framework called 'Plastik' which i) supports the specification and creation of runtime component-framework-based software systems and ii) facilitates and manages the runtime reconfiguration of such systems while ensuring integrity across changes. The meta-framework is fundamentally an integration of an architecture description language (an extension of ACME/Armani) and a reflective component runtime (OpenCOM). Plastik-generated component frameworks can be dynamically reconfigured either through programmed changes (which are foreseen at design time and specified at the ADL level); or through ad-hoc changes (which are unforeseen at design time but which are nevertheless constrained by invariants specified at the ADL level). We provide in the paper a case study that illustrates the operation and benefits of Plastik.