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Architectural mismatch tolerance

de Lemos, R., Gacek, C. and Romanovsky, A. (2003). Architectural mismatch tolerance. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2677, pp. 175-194. doi: 10.1007/3-540-45177-3_8

Abstract

The integrity of complex software systems built from existing components is becoming more dependent on the integrity of the mechanisms used to interconnect these components and, in particular, on the ability of these mechanisms to cope with architectural mismatches that might exist between components. There is a need to detect and handle (i.e. to tolerate) architectural mismatches during runtime because in the majority of practical situations it is impossible to localize and correct all such mismatches during development time. When developing complex software systems, the problem is not only to identify the appropriate components, but also to make sure that these components are interconnected in a way that allows mismatches to be tolerated. The resulting architectural solution should be a system based on the existing components, which are independent in their nature, but are able to interact in well-understood ways. To find such a solution we apply general principles of fault tolerance to dealing with arch itectural mismatches

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: SOFTWARE
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > Software Reliability
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/251
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