We introduce Architectural Design Rewriting (ADR), an approach to the design of reconfigurable software architectures whose key features are: (i) rule-based approach (over graphs); (ii) hierarchical design; (iii) algebraic presentation; and (iv) inductively-defined reconfigurations. Architectures are modelled by graphs whose edges and nodes represent components and connection ports. Architectures are designed hierarchically by a set of edge replacement rules that fix the architectural style. Depending on their reading, productions allow: (i) top-down design by refinement, (ii) bottom-up typing of actual architectures, and (iii) well-formed composition of architectures. The key idea is to encode style proofs as terms and to exploit such information at run-time for guiding reconfigurations. The main advantages of ADR are that: (i) instead of reasoning on flat architectures, ADR specifications provide a convenient hierarchical structure, by exploiting the architectural classes introduced by the style, (ii) complex reconfiguration schemes can be defined inductively, and (iii) style-preservation is guaranteed.
|Autori:||BRUNI R; LLUCH-LAFUENTE A; MONTANARI U; TUOSTO E|
|Titolo:||Style-based architectural reconfigurations|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|