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On the Interplay of Aspects and Dynamic Reconfiguration in a Specification-to-Deployment Environment

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Published

  • Thais Batista
  • Antonio T. A. Gomes
  • Geoffrey Coulson
  • Christina Chavez
  • Alessandro Garcia
Publication date2008
Host publicationSoftware Architecture
EditorsRon Morrison, Dharini Balasubramaniam, Katrina Falkner
Place of publicationBERLIN
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Pages314-317
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-88029-5
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference2nd European Conference on Software Architecture
CityPaphos
Period29/09/081/10/08

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume5292
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd European Conference on Software Architecture
CityPaphos
Period29/09/081/10/08

Abstract

In this paper, we propose the application of concepts from aspect-oriented software development to facilitate modular treatment of dynamic reconfiguration descriptions in specification-to-deployment environments. Our strategy differs from earlier work in the area by blending aspects and architecture abstractions simply and seamlessly through a special kind of connector called an aspectual connector - that encapsulates reconfiguration interactions. More specifically, we propose an aspect-oriented specification-to-deployment environment, called AO-Plastik, that uses our AspectualAcme ADL to specify dynamic reconfiguration by means of aspectual connectors, and maps these specifications onto a reflective component runtime platform.