Abstract: Software evolution has piloted from functions, to modules, to objects, to components and now to services. There is a high probability that eventually most software capabilities will be delivered and consumed as services. The basic operation of software evolution is change. Changing services can provide useful information regarding the quality of services provided. But a change can propagate and this can be resolved by further additional changes. These additional changes can also create further propagations, which require further changes until no propagation is left. A propagating change is a ripple effect on service provisioning. In this study, we present a generic change propagation framework to support change automation in a grid environment. Additionally, we discuss change impact analysis and maintenance that form the basis for this framework and propose a change impact analysis factor model to support the framework.
O. Ekabua Obeten , O. Olugbara Oludayo and O. Adigun Matthew , 2007. A Generic Change Propagation Framework to Enhance Service Provisioning in a Grid Environment . Asian Journal of Information Technology, 6: 1015-1019.