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Dynamic Validation of Software Architectural Connectors
In this work we present an approach to dynamically validate the usage of software connectors in the context of software architectures. By employing aspect oriented techniques the system’s execution is monitored in order to obtain an architectural view describing how processes communicate and interact with each other. This output can later be compared to the connectors specified in the architecture document to validate the consistency between the architecture specification and the implementation of the system. A case study is presented showing the potential of the approach. We believe the results are promising enough to consider future extensions including other architectural elements beyond connectors.