Title: Automated responsive web service evolution through generative aspect-oriented component adaptation

Authors: Xiaodong Liu, Yankui Feng, Jon Kerridge

Addresses: School of Computing, Napier University, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK. ' School of Computing, Napier University, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK. ' School of Computing, Napier University, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK

Abstract: When building service oriented systems, it is often the case that existing web services do not perfectly match user requirements in target systems. To achieve smooth integration and high reusability of web services, mechanisms to support automated evolution of web services are highly in demand. This paper advocates achieving the above evolution by applying a highly automated aspect-oriented adaptation approach to the underlying components of web services by generating and then applying the adaptation aspects under designed weaving process according to specific adaptation requirements. An expandable library of reusable adaptation aspects at multiple abstraction levels has been developed. A prototype tool is developed to scale up the approach.

Keywords: web service evolution; web service integration; aspect-oriented programming; aspect reuse; generative component adaptation; web services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.017721

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.31 No.1/2, pp.83 - 93

Available online: 27 Mar 2008 *

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