Auto-Reflexive Software Architecture with Layer of Knowledge Based on UML Models


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The success of software systems depends on their ability to respond to changing conditions: repairing discovered errors, extending system with new services, i.e. solving of the current problems and new requirements. A successful response to them depends not only on skills and knowledge of the team that is responsible for these changes in the system, but also it depends on the software itself. A good feature of systems is the ability to adapt to new conditions, or at least provide enough of the necessary knowledge to help automaticly or interactively to implement succesfully all needed changes in the system. This ability can be realised by integration of critical knowledge into the executable auto-reflexive software architecture (ARSA). ARSA can include layer of knowledge containing suitable UML models from processes of analysis and design. Paper presents basic principles of ARSA and use of this ARSA in examples for embedded system, e-learning management system and information system.
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Multitier Architectures; MDA; UML; CASE; MDM; Model Driven Maintenance; Auto-Reflexive Software Architecture

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