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Coordination-based Architectural Adaptation for Socio-technical Systems: a Case Study in TuCSoNĀ 


In "Christoph Dorn, Richard N Taylor. Architecture-driven modeling of adaptive collaboration structures in large-scale social web applications. Web Information Systems Engineering-WISE 2012, 2012" collaboration patterns between humans, within a socio-technical system devoted to online collaboration, are identified and then exploited to drive adaptation of the architecture and services provided by the computational part of the system. Many of the requirements there describe seem to be met by coordination models, e.g., by TuCSoN: (i) encapsulating elements into suitable coordination abstractions (e.g., ACCs, transducers, tuple centres), (ii) controlling interactions by means of suitably programmed coordination media (e.g., ReSpecT tuple centres), (iii) managing interaction state through reification of interaction-related events (e.g., using TuCSoN logic tuples). In particular, the notion of coordination artefact seems to encompass many key features in enabling architectural adaptation based on collaboration patterns.

The thesis will study the open issue of architectural adaptation of computational platforms driven by collaboration patterns, looking for potential solutions in the coordination models and languages field. Then, the thesis will conceive, design, and implement a prototype of the solution upon the TuCSoN infrastructure, and exploiting the ReSpecT language.


Stefano Mariani (Contact)
Andrea Omicini (Supervisor)
Stefano Mariani (Co-supervisors)