Adding mobility to software architectures

Antónia Lopes, José Luiz Fiadeiro

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Mobility has become a new factor of complexity in the construction and evolution of software systems. In this paper, we show how architectural description techniques can be enriched to support the incremental and compositional construction of location-aware systems. In our approach, the process of integrating and managing mobility in architectural models of distributed systems is not intrusive on the options that are made at the level of the other two dimensions - computation and coordination. This means that a true separation of concerns between computation, coordination and distribution can be enforced at the level of architectural models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-135
Number of pages22
JournalScience of Computer Programming
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006


  • Composition
  • Connectors
  • Coordination
  • Distribution
  • Location-awareness
  • Mobility
  • Refinement
  • Software architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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