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Identifying runtime components of the running SOFA 2 application
Thesis title in Czech: Identifying runtime components of the running SOFA 2 application
Thesis title in English: Identifying runtime components of the running SOFA 2 application
Academic year of topic announcement: 2008/2009
Type of assignment: diploma thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Department of Software Engineering (32-KSI)
Supervisor: prof. RNDr. Tomáš Bureš, Ph.D.
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Date of registration: 12.11.2008
Date of assignment: 12.11.2008
Date and time of defence: 07.09.2009 00:00
Date of proceeded defence: 07.09.2009
Reviewers: doc. RNDr. Petr Hnětynka, Ph.D.
SOFA 2 is a component system employing hierarchically composed components. It provides ADL-based design, behavior specification using behavior protocols, automatically generated connectors supporting seamless and transparent distribution of applications, aspect-based management logic, etc. It serves as a distributed runtime environment with dynamic update of components. Its overall design is, however, monolithic and relies on code generated at deployment and runtime. This is an obstacle for using SOFA 2 in embedded systems, which cannot hold, by their nature, big and dynamic runtime environments like SOFA 2.

The purpose of the thesis is to identify the runtime components of the SOFA 2 runtime environment with an application deployed inside. Based on this identification, the thesis should propose patterns how the application architecture influences the presence of different runtime components (core services, connectors, microcomponents, etc.) and their dependencies; further, it should validate the results on a case-study. The overall aim of this thesis is to help making SOFA 2 runtime environment more configurable, which in turn will lower the footprint and requirements of the SOFA 2 runtime environment.
[1] Bures, T., Hnetynka, P., Plasil, F.: SOFA 2.0: Balancing Advanced Features in a Hierarchical Component Model, Proceedings of SERA 2006, Seattle, USA, Aug 2006
[2] Bures, T., Hnetynka, P., Plasil, F.: Runtime Concepts of Hierarchical Software Components, In International Journal of Computer & Information Science, Vol. 8, No. S, ISSN 1525-9293, pp. 454-463, Sep 2007
[3] SOFA 2,
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