Recognising the capacities of dynamic reconfiguration for the QoS assurance of running systems in concurrent and parallel environments

Li, Wei & Tang, Maolin (2012) Recognising the capacities of dynamic reconfiguration for the QoS assurance of running systems in concurrent and parallel environments. In Proceeding of the 6th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel, Beijing, China, pp. 177-184.

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Recognizing the impact of reconfiguration on the QoS of running systems is especially necessary for choosing an appropriate approach to dealing with dynamic evolution of mission-critical or non-stop business systems. The rationale is that the impaired QoS caused by inappropriate use of dynamic approaches is unacceptable for such running systems. To predict in advance the impact, the challenge is two-fold. First, a unified benchmark is necessary to expose QoS problems of existing dynamic approaches. Second, an abstract representation is necessary to provide a basis for modeling and comparing the QoS of existing and new dynamic reconfiguration approaches. Our previous work [8] has successfully evaluated the QoS assurance capabilities of existing dynamic approaches and provided guidance of appropriate use of particular approaches. This paper reinvestigates our evaluations, extending them into concurrent and parallel environments by abstracting hardware and software conditions to design an evaluation context. We report the new evaluation results and conclude with updated impact analysis and guidance.

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ID Code: 51491
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: software reconfiguration, software QoS assurance, software maintenance, software evolution
DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2012.10
ISBN: 9780769547510
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Software Engineering (080309)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IEEE
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2012 05:00
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2017 02:46

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