Software Adaptation Repository

This site serves as a continuation of the work begun by the adaptation group at the Workshop on Compositional Software Architectures. Our goal is to discuss and catalog different software adaptation mechanisms. In our context, adaptivity means changing systems in ways that were not anticipated by their designers, and for which the right "hooks" are not present in the design.

  • Glossary of terms
    (available soon)
  • Bibliography
    (available soon)
  • Adaptation Mailing List
    The mailing list serves as a forum for discussing adaptation mechanisms. You can subscribe to the mailing list by sending e-mail to with "subscribe" in the subject line (send "unsubscribe" to leave). The archives of the mailing list are also available.

If you have comments, suggestions, etc. regarding these pages, please send e-mail to peymano at