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SOAdapt: A process reference model for developing adaptable service-based applications

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dc.contributor.author Lane, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Bucchiarone, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Ita
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-10T11:53:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-10T11:53:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1786
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Context: The loose coupling of services and Service-Based Applications (SBAs) have made them the ideal platform for context-based run-time adaptation. There has been a lot of research into implementation techniques for adapting SBAs, without much effort focused on the software process required to guide the adaptation. Objective: This paper aims to bridge that gap by providing an empirically grounded software process model that can be used by software practitioners who want to build adaptable SBAs. The process model will focus only on the adaptation specific issues. Method: The process model presented in this paper is based on data collected through interviews with 10 practitioners occupying various roles within eight different companies. The data was analyzed using qualitative data analysis techniques. We used the output to develop a set of activities, tasks, stakeholders and artifacts that were used to construct the process model. Results: The outcome of the data analysis process was a process model identifying nine sets of adaptation process attributes. These can be used in conjunction with an organisation’s existing development lifecycle or another reference life-cycle. Conclusion: The process model developed in this paper provides a solid reference for practitioners who are planning to develop adaptable SBAs. It has advantages over similar approaches in that it focuses on software process rather than the specific adaptation mechanism implementation techniques. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Information and Software Technology;Vol:54 Pt:3 Pgs:299-316
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2011.10.003
dc.subject SOA en_US
dc.subject service based application en_US
dc.subject software process en_US
dc.subject process reference model en_US
dc.title SOAdapt: A process reference model for developing adaptable service-based applications en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI


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