Algebraic software architecture reconfiguration

Michel Wermelinger (Lead / Corresponding author), José Luiz Fiadeiro (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

The ability of reconfiguring software architectures in order to adapt them to new requirements or a changing environment has been of growing interest, but there is still not much formal work in the area. Most existing approaches deal with run-time changes in a deficient way. The language to express computations is often at a very low level of specification, and the integration of two different formalisms for the computations and reconfigurations require sometimes substantial changes. To address these problems, we propose a uniform algebraic approach with the following characteristics. 1. Components are written in a high-level program design language with the usual notion of state. 2. The approach combines two existing frameworks - one to specify architectures, the other to rewrite labelled graphs - just through small additions to either of them. 3. It deals with certain typical problems such as guaranteeing that new components are introduced in the correct state (possibly transferred from the old components they replace). 4. It shows the relationships between reconfigurations and computations while keeping them separate, because the approach provides a semantics to a given architecture through the algebraic construction of an equivalent program, whose computations can be mirrored at the architectural level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Engineering, ESEC/FSE 1999 - 7th European Software Engineering Conference, Held Jointly with the 7th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, Proceedings
Pages393-409
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event7th European Software Engineering Conference, ESEC 1999 - Held Jointly with the 7th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, FSE 1999 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 6 Sep 199910 Sep 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1687 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th European Software Engineering Conference, ESEC 1999 - Held Jointly with the 7th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, FSE 1999
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period6/09/9910/09/99

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    Wermelinger, M., & Fiadeiro, J. L. (1999). Algebraic software architecture reconfiguration. In Software Engineering, ESEC/FSE 1999 - 7th European Software Engineering Conference, Held Jointly with the 7th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, Proceedings (pp. 393-409). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1687 LNCS). http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/320000/319256/p393-wermelinger.pdf?ip=134.36.253.123&id=319256&acc=ACTIVE%20SERVICE&key=C2D842D97AC95F7A%2ED5C1E8919776C9CE%2E4D4702B0C3E38B35%2E4D4702B0C3E38B35&__acm__=1567007870_a0ac6a5bed42a150bb5a9d1cbfb19e3c