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2012 38th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (2012)
Cesme, Izmir, Turkey Turkey
Sept. 5, 2012 to Sept. 8, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2451-9
pp: 150-157
In certain systems, software must be adapted at runtime to the requirements and changes occurring in the context. A strategy to achieve this goal is to model such systems as software architectures making use of the Component-based Software Engineering (CBSE). Thus, the system can be adapted through the reconfiguration of the software architectures. In this paper we present a schema for the adaptation of software architectures at runtime based on the system context observation. The software system is defined by means of architectural models at two levels: abstract and concrete. We use a trading process to regenerate concrete architectural models from their abstract definitions and a component repository. We also use Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) techniques to transform at runtime such models in order to achieve the system adaptation to the monitored context by using observers. This article describes a case study of component-based user interfaces to illustrate our approach.
Adaptation models, Concrete, Computer architecture, Context, Abstracts, Observers, Monitoring, trading, MDE, adaptive transformation, observer

J. Criado, L. Iribarne, N. Padilla, J. Troya and A. Vallecillo, "An MDE Approach for Runtime Monitoring and Adapting Component-Based Systems: Application to WIMP User Interface Architectures," 2012 38th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), Cesme, Izmir, 2012, pp. 150-157.
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