1st Edition

Software Adaptation in an Open Environment A Software Architecture Perspective

By Yu Zhou, Taolue Chen Copyright 2017
    240 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    240 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    240 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    The book is about a very active research field in software engineering. In modern society, the fact of the world's high reliance on software requires the system's robustness, i.e., continual availability and satisfactory service quality. This requirement gives rise to the popularity of the research on the self-adaptive software in open environment. There are some academic conferences dedicated to this field. But there is a lack of monographs about the topic. We believe such need is unmet in marketplace. By publishing the book, it can help bridge the gap and bring benefits to readers thereof.

    Key Features:

    • The topic is well-motivated, interesting and actively studied worldwide

    • The research represents as the state-of-the-art in the field

    • The technical part of the book is rigidly evaluated

    • The theoretical part of the book is sound and proved

    • The organization and presentation of the book will be double-checked by professional scholars

    Introduction. Related Work. Context Modeling and Adaptation Framework. Adaptive Component Migration. Service Discovery and Interaction Adaptation. Adaptation Rules Conflict Detection. Prototype Implementation. Scenario Application. Conclusions and Future Research.


    Yu Zhou received B.Sc and Ph.D of Computer Science from Nanjing University, China in 2004 and 2009 respectively. After that, he conducted post doc research in Politecnico di Milano, Italy till 2011. Now he is an associate professor of software engineering in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. He is currently a visiting professor at Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland (2015.12-2016.11). His research interests include software architecture, software adaptation and evolution, software reliability and mining software repositories. He has authored/co-authored more than 40 research papers in these fields.