The DiPS+ software architecture for self-healing protocol stacks

S. Michiels, L. Desmet, W. Joosen, P. Verbaeten
Proceedings. Fourth Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA 2004)  
Research domains such as active networks, ad-hoc networks, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, grid computing, and sensor networks, clearly show that computer networks will become more complex and heterogeneous. In many cases, central management and control of the network are far from trivial since both the topology and the connected devices change rapidly in such highly dynamic environments, while load circumstances may vary arbitrarily. The software architecture in a node needs to
more » ... rt flexibility. We have developed an architecture tailored to protocol stack software that allows customizing internal resource management in order to handle overload conditions gracefully. We show that the investment in explicit support for modularity and architectural constraints pays off: the paper elaborates on a case study in which dynamic adaptation of access control behavior leads to significant performance improvements.
doi:10.1109/wicsa.2004.1310706 dblp:conf/wicsa/MichielsDJV04 fatcat:2uqmbkffofemjes2y4vzdwpy34