The Impact of Software Component Adaptation on Quality of Service Properties
Steffen Becker and Ralf Reussner
Component adapters are used to bridge interoperability problems between the required interface of a component and the provided interface of another component. As bridging functional mismatches is frequently required, the use of adapters is unavoidable. In these cases an impact on the Quality of Service resulting from the adaptation is often undesired. Nevertheless, some adapters are deployed to change the Quality of Service on purpose when the interoperability problem results from mismatching Quality of Service. This emphasises the need of adequate prediction models for the impact of component adaptation on the Quality of Service characteristics. We present research on the impact of adaptation on the Quality of Service and focus on unresolved issues hindering effective predictions nowadays.