ECOOP 2018
Sun 15 - Sat 21 July 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands
co-located with ECOOP and ISSTA 2018
Fri 20 Jul 2018 15:05 - 15:30 at Zurich II - Runtime Systems Chair(s): Christian Hammer

Dynamic software updating (DSU) is a technique to upgrade a running software system on the fly without stopping the system. During updating, the runtime state of the modified components of the system needs to be properly transformed into a new state, so that the modified components can still correctly interact with the rest of the system. However, the transformation is non-trivial to realize due to the gap between the low-level implementations of two versions of a program. This paper presents AOTES, a novel approach to automating object transformations for dynamic updating of Java programs. AOTES bridges the gap by abstracting the old state of an object to a history of method invocations, and re-invoking the new version of all methods in the history to get the desired new state. AOTES requires no instrumentation to record any data and thus has no overhead during normal execution. We propose and implement a novel technique that can synthesize an equivalent history of method invocations based on the current object state only. We evaluated AOTES on software updates taken from Apache Commons Collections, Tomcat, FTP Server and SSHD Server. Experimental results show that AOTES successfully handled 51 of 61 object transformations of 21 updated classes, while two state-of-the-art approaches only handled 11 and 6 of 61, respectively.

Fri 20 Jul
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13:50 - 15:30: ECOOP Research Papers - Runtime Systems at Zurich II
Chair(s): Christian HammerUniversity of Potsdam
ecoop-2018-papers13:50 - 14:15
Research paper
Mohaned QunaibitUniversity of California, Irvine, Stefan BrunthalerBundeswehr University Munich, Yeoul Na, Stijn VolckaertUniversity of California, Irvine, Michael FranzUniversity of California, Irvine
ecoop-2018-papers14:15 - 14:40
Research paper
Jonathan BellGeorge Mason University, Luís PinaGeorge Mason University
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ecoop-2018-papers14:40 - 15:05
Research paper
Julien Gascon-Samson, Kumseok JungUniversity of British Columbia, Shivanshu GoyalUniversity of British Columbia, Armin Rezaiean-AselUniversity of British Columbia, Karthik PattabiramanUniversity of British Columbia
ecoop-2018-papers15:05 - 15:30
Research paper
Tianxiao Gu, Xiaoxing MaNanjing University, Chang XuNanjing University, Yanyan JiangNanjing University, Chun CaoNanjing University, Jian LuNanjing University