Abstract = { Large, complex and long-lived software need to be upgraded at
                  runtime. Addition, removal and replacement of a software component are
                  the elementary evolution operations that have to be supported.  Yet,
                  dynamic changes are error-prone as it is difficult to guarantee that the
                  new system will still work and that all functionalities and quality are
                  preserved. Few existing work on ADLs fully support component addition,
                  removal and substitution processes from their description to their 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 to do so. These connectors autonomically handle
                  the reconfiguration of connections in architectures in order to support
                  the addition, removal and substitution 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 = {Gold Coast, Australia},
	Annote = {To appear},
	Author = {Huaxi (Yulin) Zhang and Christelle Urtado and Sylvain Vauttier},
	Booktitle = {Proceedings of the 20th {A}ustralian {S}oftware {E}ngineering
                  {C}onference ({ASWEC}2009)},
	Month = {April},
	Publisher = {IEEE},
	Title = {Connector-driven process for the gradual evolution of component-based software},
	Year = {2009}}