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Reflections on architectural connection: seven issues on aspects and ADLs

Batista, Thaís and Chavez, Christina and Garcia, Alessandro and Rashid, Awais and Sant'Anna, Cláudio and Kulesza, Uirá and Filho, Fernando Castor (2006) Reflections on architectural connection: seven issues on aspects and ADLs. In: EA '06: Proceedings of the 2006 international workshop on Early aspects at ICSE. ACM, New York, pp. 3-10. ISBN 1-59593-405-7

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Abstract

Abstractions to express architectural connection play a central role in architecture design, especially in Architecture Description Languages (ADLs). With the emergence of aspect-oriented software development (AOSD), there is a need to understand the adequacy of ADLs' conventional connection abstractions to capture the crosscutting nature of architectural concerns. This paper reflects on seven issues pertaining to the interplay of crosscutting concerns and architectural connection abstractions. We review and assess the design of existing aspect-oriented (AO) and non-AO ADLs with respect to these issues. A case study is used to illustrate our viewpoints, claims, and proposals.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57521
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2012 15:13
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:25
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57521

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