Date Added: Oct 2011
The study of adaptivity, i.e., the capability to react to changes in the environment, is becoming ever more important in many fields of study, and in the development of software in particular. This paper presents a systematic review in which both the extension and complexity of this notion are examined. After studying the influence from external fields, this review checks the hypothesis of using the scope of service-oriented architecture as a comparable model for the whole field. As part of the systematic review, the influence of the most relevant bibliography is considered, and the terminology is clarified.