Integration of dynamic AOP into the OSGi service platform

Irmert F, Lauterwald F, Bott M, Fischer T, Meyer-Wegener K (2008)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution, Original article

Publication year: 2008

Publisher: ACM

Edited Volumes: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction, MAI'2008 - Affiliated with the DisCoTec Federated Conferences 2008

Series: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

City/Town: New York, NY, USA

Book Volume: 306

Pages Range: 25-30

Conference Proceedings Title: Proc. 2nd Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction

Event location: Oslo, Norway NO

ISBN: 978-1-60558-204-7


DOI: 10.1145/1394272.1394279


The ability to adapt to different computing environments or external changes is an important requirement for both stationary and mobile computing. Without this ability, all requirements have to be foreseen, which is often not possible in practice. Classical software engineering approaches often lead to redeployment or even software migration. Therefore loosely coupled software design and a dynamic adaptation model are required. Dynamic aspect-oriented programming (d-AOP) in conjunction with service oriented programming is well suited to face this demand. One well known approach providing a service-oriented component model is the OSGi Service Platform. This paper introduces our approach to combine an OSGi Framework with d-AOP to establish dynamic adaptation of core concerns as well as crosscutting concerns. Seamless integration of current d-AOP frameworks is managed by mapping aspect deployment and undeployment to OSGi bundle lifecycle operations without affecting the deployment model. Unlike former proposals, this approach retains the strict separation of bundles as mandated by OSGi. Copyright 2008 ACM.

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Irmert, F., Lauterwald, F., Bott, M., Fischer, T., & Meyer-Wegener, K. (2008). Integration of dynamic AOP into the OSGi service platform. In Proc. 2nd Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction (pp. 25-30). Oslo, Norway, NO: New York, NY, USA: ACM.


Irmert, Florian, et al. "Integration of dynamic AOP into the OSGi service platform." Proceedings of the MAI, Oslo, Norway New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2008. 25-30.

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