Reflections on aspects and configurable protocols

Hiltunen, Matti and Taiani, Francois and Schlichting, Richard (2006) Reflections on aspects and configurable protocols. In: AOSD '06 Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Aspect-oriented software development :. ACM, Bonn, Germany, pp. 87-98. ISBN 1-59593-300-X

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The goals of aspect oriented software development (AOSD) and frameworks for configurable protocols (CPs) are similar in many respects. AOSD allows the specification of cross-cutting concerns called aspects as separate modules that are woven with the base program as needed. CPs are oriented towards building protocols or services with different quality of service (QoS) properties and attributes out of collections of independent modules, with each configuration customizing the service for a given application and execution environment. As AOSD evolves to address issues in areas such as middleware, operating systems, and distributed computing that have traditionally been the domain of CPs, lessons learned from the development of these frameworks could be useful. The purpose of this paper is to draw parallels between AOSD and CP frameworks, with a specific focus on the Cactus framework and how it compares and contrasts with the aspect-oriented paradigm.

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This paper relates research on configurable protocols with recent developments in aspect orientation. It analyses the characteristics of configurable protocol stacks that were proposed in the 90s. This comparison shed a new light on the emerging field of distributed aspect-oriented frameworks, and showed how they could evolve to tackle issues of distribution, timeliness, security, and adaptation. This work was accepted at AOSD, the premier conference on aspect-orientation. (Acceptance rate in 2006: 21%) RAE_import_type : Conference contribution RAE_uoa_type : Computer Science and Informatics
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