Abstract = {Complex and long-lived software need to be upgraded by adding, deleting and replacing components at runtime. Replacing a software component with a newer versions is the basic evolution operation that has to be supported. It is error-prone as it is difficult to guarantee the preservation of functionalities and quality. Few existing work on ADLs fully support a component replacement process from its description to its test and validation. The main idea of this work is to have software architecture evolution dynamically driven by connectors (the software glue between components). It proposes a connector model which embeds the necessary intelligence. These connectors autonomically handle the reconfiguration of connections in architectures in order to support the versioning of components in a gradual, transparent and testable manner. Hence, the system has the choice to commit the evolution after a successful test phase of the software or rollback to the previous state.},
	Address = {Vienna, Austria},
	Annote = {To appear},
	Author = {Huaxi (Yulin) Zhang and Christelle Urtado and Sylvain Vauttier},
	Booktitle = {Proceedings of the {I}nternational {C}onference on {I}nnovation in {S}oftware {E}ngineering ({ISE}08)},
	Month = {December},
	Publisher = {IEEE},
	Title = {Connector-driven gradual and dynamic software assembly evolution},
	Year = {2008}}