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|Title:||Reasoning about software reconfigurations: The behavioural and structural perspectives|
Luís Soares Barbosa
|Abstract:||Software connectors encapsulate interaction patterns between services in complex, distributed service-oriented applications. Such patterns encode the interconnection between the architectural elements in a system, which is not necessarily fixed, but often evolves dynamically. This may happen in response to faults, degrading levels of QoS, new enforced requirements or the re-assessment of contextual conditions. To be able to characterise and reason about such changes became a major issue in the project of trustworthy software. This paper discusses what reconfiguration means within coordination-based models of software design. In these models computation and interaction are kept separate: components and services interact anonymously through specific connectors encoding the coordination protocols. In such a setting, of which Reo is a paradigmatic illustration, the paper introduces a model for connector reconfigurations, from both a structural and a behavioural perspective.|
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