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Managing Trade-offs in Adaptable Software Architectures by Bradley Schmerl, John Grundy, Rick Kazman, Nour Ali, Ivan Mistrik

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Chapter 12

The Many Facets of Mediation

A Requirements-Driven Approach for Trading Off Mediation Solutions

A. Bennaceur*; B. Nuseibeh*,    * The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom Lero—The Irish Software Research Centre, Limerick, Ireland

Abstract

Mediation aims at enabling dynamic composition of multiple components by making them interact successfully in order to satisfy given requirements. Through dynamic composition, software systems can adapt their structure and behavior in dynamic and heterogeneous environments such as ubiquitous computing environments. This paper provides a review of existing mediation approaches and their key characteristics and limitations. We claim that only a multifaceted approach that brings together ...

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