Self-managing application composition for cross-platform operating environments
In cross-platform operating environments consisting of heterogeneous computing nodes, spontaneous application execution is a challenging task. Application components are not deployed on each computing node but are uploaded to distributed code repositories. The actual application deployment and composition has to be performed for each computing node individually. In this paper, a self-managing composition framework is presented to support the separated management of component deployment and application composition. On the one hand, it enables the specific packaging and description of application components. On the other hand, it manages the lookup and binding of suitable application components on-demand. The realization and use of the approach is described and its application in a cross-platform operating environment is illustrated.