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Software evolution and adaptation is a research area in continuous evolution, and offering stimulating challenges for both academic and industrial researchers.
The evolution of software systems, to face unexpected situations or just for improving their features, relies on software engineering techniques and methodologies. Nowadays a similar approach is not applicable in all situations e.g., for evolving nonstopping systems or systems whose code is not available.
Features of reflection such as transparency, separation of concerns, and extensibility seem to be perfect tools to aid the dynamic evolution of running systems. Aspect-oriented programming can simplify code instrumentation whereas techniques that rely on meta-data can be used to inspect the system and to extract the necessary data for designing the heuristic that the reflective and aspect-oriented mechanism use for managing the evolution.
We feel the necessity to investigate the benefits brought by the use of these techniques on the evolution of object-oriented software systems. In particular we would determine how these techniques can be integrated together with more traditional approaches to evolve a system and the benefits we get from their use.
This workshop can be a good meeting-point for people working in the software evolution area, and an occasion to present reflective, aspect-oriented and data-mining based solutions to evolutionary problems, and new ideas straddling these areas.
In red has been stressed the person who is going to present the contribution at the workshop.
The Revival of Dynamic Languages.
Abstract. The programming languages of today are stuck in a deep rut that has developed over the past 50 years. Although we are faced with new challenges posed by enormous advances in hardware and internet technology, we continue to struggle with old-fashioned languages based on rigid, static, closed-world file-based views of programming. We argue the need for a new class of dynamic languages that support a view of programming as constant evolution of living and open software models. Such languages would require features such as dynamic first-class namespaces, explicit meta-models, optional, pluggable type systems, and incremental compilation of running software systems.
DownloadCombining Feature-Oriented and Aspect-Oriented Programming to Support Software Evolution.
DownloadDynOCoLa: Enabling Dynamic Composition of Object Behaviour.
DownloadModular Aspect Verification for Safer Aspect-Based Evolution.
DownloadTowards Reusable Heterogeneous Data-Centric Disentangled Parts.
DownloadPitfalls in Unanticipated Dynamic Software Evolution.
DownloadArchitectural Reflection for Software Evolution.
DownloadThe Role of Design Information in Software Evolution.
DownloadTowards a Meta-Modelling Approach to Configurable Middleware.
DownloadSONAR: Customizable, Lightweight Tool Support to Prevent Drowning in Diagnostics.
DownloadA Biologist's View of Software Evolution.