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 life-cycle 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.
SOAdapt: A process reference model for developing adaptable service-based applications / S., Lane; Bucchiarone, Antonio; I., Richardson. - In: INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0950-5849. - ELETTRONICO. - 54:3(2012), pp. 299-316.
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|Titolo:||SOAdapt: A process reference model for developing adaptable service-based applications|
|Autori:||S., Lane; Bucchiarone, Antonio; I., Richardson|
|Titolo del periodico:||INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||3|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84855693150|
|Codice identificativo WOS:||WOS:000300741300006|
|Citazione:||SOAdapt: A process reference model for developing adaptable service-based applications / S., Lane; Bucchiarone, Antonio; I., Richardson. - In: INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0950-5849. - ELETTRONICO. - 54:3(2012), pp. 299-316.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|