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The Many Facets of Mediation: A Requirements-driven Approach for Trading-off Mediation Solutions

Bennaceur, A. and Nuseibeh, B. (2016). The Many Facets of Mediation: A Requirements-driven Approach for Trading-off Mediation Solutions. In: Mistrík, Ivan; Ali, Nour; Kazman, Rick; Grundy, John and Schmerl, Bradley eds. Managing Trade-offs in Adaptable Software Architectures. Elsevier, pp. 299–322.

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Mediation aims at enabling dynamic composition of multi- ple components by making them interact successfully in order to satisfy given requirements. Through dynamic composition, software systems can adapt their structure and behaviour in dynamic and heterogeneous envi- ronments such as ubiquitous computing environments. This paper pro- vides a review of existing mediation approaches and their key character- istics and limitations. We claim that only a multifaceted approach that brings together and enhances the solutions of mediation from different perspectives is viable in the long term. We discuss how requirements can help identify synergies and trade-offs between these approaches and drive the selection of the appropriate mediation solution. We also highlight the open issues and future research directions in the area.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
ISBN: 0-12-802855-6, 978-0-12-802855-1
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not Set10/CE/I1855SFI
Not Set291652 (ASAP)ERC
Keywords: mediator synthesis; requirements; architectural mismatches
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 45253
Depositing User: Amel Bennaceur
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 14:35
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:49
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