Context-Oriented Software Development with Generalized Layer Activation Mechanism

@article{Kamina2016ContextOrientedSD,
  title={Context-Oriented Software Development with Generalized Layer Activation Mechanism},
  author={Tetsuo Kamina and Tomoyuki Aotani and Hidehiko Masuhara and Tetsuo Tamai},
  journal={LNCS Trans. Modul. Compos.},
  year={2016},
  volume={1},
  pages={3-40}
}
Linguistic constructs such as if statements, dynamic dispatches, dynamic deployments, and layers in context-oriented programming (COP) are used to implement context-dependent behavior. Use of such constructs significantly affects the modularity of the obtained implementation. While there are a number of cases where COP improves modularity related to variations of context-dependent behavior and controls of dynamic behavior changes, it is unclear when COP should be used in general. 
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