Policy-Driven Adaptation of Protocol Stacks
L. Rosa, A. Lopes, and L. Rodrigues
Proceedings of the IEEE Self-adaptability and self-management of
context-aware systems workshop (SELF), Santa Clara (CA), USA, July
Today's mobile applications need to execute in a wide range of
heterogeneous devices, that operate in different conditions. In this
context, dynamic adaptation of the underlying communication support is
fundamental to achieve adequate performance. We address the problem of
supporting dynamic adaptation of communication protocol stacks through
a policy-oriented approach, which promotes the separation of
adaptation from protocol logic. In this paper, we provide an approach
overview, and focus on the policy language and modeling primitives
that allow to capture the adaptation requirements identified from the
experience with Appia framework.
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