Luciano Baresi

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Abstract. The intrinsic flexibility and dynamism of service-centric applications preclude their pre-release validation and demand for suitable probes to monitor their behavior at run-time. Probes must be suitably activated and deactivated according to the context in which the application is executed, but also according to the confidence we get on its(More)
Self-adaptation is imposing as a key characteristic of many modern software systems to tackle their complexity and cope with the many environments in which they can operate. Self-adaptation is a requirement per-se, but it also impacts the other (conventional) requirements of the system; all these new and old requirements must be elicited and represented in(More)
Traditional software development is based on the closed-world assumption that the boundary between system and environment is known and unchanging. However, this assumption no longer works within today's unpredictable open-world settings, especially in ubiquitous and pervasive computing settings, which demand techniques that let software react to changes by(More)
Service-based approaches are widely used to integrate heterogenous systems. Web services allow for the definition of highly dynamic systems where components (services) can be discovered and QoS parameters negotiated at run-time. This justifies the need for monitoring service compositions at run-time. Research on this issue, however, is still in its infancy.(More)
The goal of this roadmap paper is to summarize the stateof-the-art and identify research challenges when developing, deploying and managing self-adaptive software systems. Instead of dealing with a wide range of topics associated with the field, we focus on four essential topics of self-adaptation: design space for self-adaptive solutions, software(More)
Most applications developed today rely on a given <i>middleware platform</i> which governs the interaction between components, the access to resources, etc. To decide, which platform is suitable for a given application (or more generally, to understand the interaction between application and platform), we propose UML models of both the <i>architectural(More)
Service compositions suffer changes in their partner services. Even if the composition does not change, its behavior may evolve over time and become incorrect. Such changes cannot be fully foreseen through prerelease validation, but impose a shift in the quality assessment activities. Provided functionality and quality of service must be continuously probed(More)
The paper presents a monitoring framework for WS-BPEL processes. It proposes WS-CoL (Web Service Constraint Language) as a domain-independent language, compliant with the WS-Policy framework, for specifying user requirements (constraints) on the execution of Web service compositions. WSPolicy and WS-CoL provide a uniform framework to accommodate both(More)