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Architectural Agents
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In a complex and ever changing software environment, controlling and coordinating asoftware system's architecture and its components have become an almost an impossibletask. It takes a lot of effort from a developer and even then it is not a foolproof plan. In thisMasters thesis, we introduce Architectural Agents. Architectural agents are specializedconfigurable components. They are the key elements that make a software environmentself-adaptive. Should there be any problem in the software, the architectural agents havingmonitored the software architecture can know which component is having the problem andfix it.This thesis aims towards making software self-adaptive by using Architectural Agents.This can be achieved by combining two frameworks namely, Prism-MW and JADE. Eachof these frameworks have their own property that contribute towards achieving the goal ofthe thesis. Prism-MW decomposes a software into separate and easily manageablecomponents. JADE on the other hand, creates agents. Combining these two frameworksmeans using the agents to control the software components. This will make the softwareenvironment self-adaptive.We support our claims and theories by practically proving them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Architectural Agents, JADE, Prism-MW, self-adaptive
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13817OAI: diva2:435380
Subject / course
Computer Science
Educational program
Software Technology Programme, Master Programme, 120 credits
2011-05-30, D0043, Växjö, Väsjö, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2011-08-22 Created: 2011-08-18 Last updated: 2011-08-22Bibliographically approved

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