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A Co-operative Object-Oriented Architecture for Adaptive Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Rogerio De Lemos



Adaptive systems should be able to adapt to changes that occur in their operating environment without any external human intervention. Software architectures for such systems should be flexible enough to allow components to change their pattern of collaboration depending on the environmental changes and goals of the system. A drawback for using object-oriented models for describing software architectures for adaptive systems is their lack of effective means to represent collaborative behaviour between objects, if we consider that the capability of a system to be adaptable depends on how objects, as rigid entities, co-operate. This paper describes a co-operative object-oriented architectural style for the development of software for adaptive systems. The applicability of the architectural style is demonstrated in terms of a case study of a control system that has to adjust the height of a vehicle's suspension to different road conditions.

Publication metadata

Author(s): de Lemos R

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Technical Report Series

Year: 2000

Pages: 19

Report Number: CS-TR-674

Institution: School of Computing Science

Place Published: University of Newcastle upon Tyne