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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2015 Vol.16 No.1 P.43-69


Towards a self-adaptive service-oriented methodology based on extended SOMA

Author(s):  Alireza Parvizi-Mosaed, Shahrouz Moaven, Jafar Habibi, Ghazaleh Beigi, Mahdieh Naser-Shariat

Affiliation(s):  Computer Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran 11155-11365, Iran

Corresponding email(s):   aparvizi@ce.sharif.edu, moaven@ce.sharif.edu, jhabibi@sharif.edu, ghbeigi@ce.sharif.edu, nasershariat@ce.sharif.edu

Key Words:  Service-oriented architecture, Self-adaptive process, Architectural pattern, Quality attribute, Adaptation pattern, Architectural tactic

Alireza Parvizi-Mosaed, Shahrouz Moaven, Jafar Habibi, Ghazaleh Beigi, Mahdieh Naser-Shariat. Towards a self-adaptive service-oriented methodology based on extended SOMA[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2015, 16(1): 43-69.

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We propose a self-adaptive process (SAP) that maintains the software architecture quality using the MAPE-K standard model. The proposed process can be plugged into various software development processes and service-oriented methodologies due to its explicitly defined inputs and outputs. To this aim, the proposed SAP is integrated with the service-oriented modeling and application (SOMA) methodology in a two-layered structure to create a novel methodology, named self-adaptive service-oriented architecture methodology (SASOAM), which provides a semi-automatic self-aware method by the composition of architectural tactics. Moreover, the maintenance activity of SOMA is improved using architectural and adaptive patterns, which results in controlling the software architecture quality. The improvement in the maintainability of SOMA is demonstrated by an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) based evaluation method. Furthermore, the proposed method is applied to a case study to represent the feasibility and practicality of SASOAM.

The paper proposes a novel self-adaptive process which adapts a service-based application on the basis of the MAPE-K reference model in case of deviance from its software quality. The proposed process is integrated with the existing SOMA methodology to define a novel methodology called SASOAM. The paper outlined the proposed method well.




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