Chavez, Christina and Garcia, Alessandro and Batista, Thais and Oliveira, Marcel and Sant'Anna, Claudio and Rashid, Awais (2009) Composing architectural aspects based on style semantics. In: AOSD '09 Proceedings of the 8th ACM international conference on Aspect-oriented software development. ACM Press, New York, pp. 111-122. ISBN 978-1-60558-442-3Full text not available from this repository.
The lack of architecturally-significant mechanisms for aspectual composition might artificially hinder the specification of stable and reusable design aspects. Current aspect-oriented approaches at the architecture-level tend to mimic programming language join point models while overlooking mainstream architectural concepts such as styles and their semantics. Syntax-based pointcuts are typically used to select join points based on the names of architectural elements, exposing architecture descriptions to pointcut fragility and reusability problems. This paper presents style-based composition, a new flavor of aspect composition at the architectural level based on architectural styles. We propose style-based join point models and provide a pointcut language that supports the selection of join points based on style-constrained architectural models. Stability and reusability assessments of the proposed style-based composition model were carried out through three case studies involving different styles. The interplay of style-based pointcuts and some style composition techniques is also discussed.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||04 Nov 2011 16:43|
|Last Modified:||17 Sep 2013 09:21|
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