Composition Capability of Component-Oriented Development

2017-10-30
This research enhances component-oriented development approaches with the capability to represent the dynamic behavior of the final system through a process model. For an executable system, ordering of the message invocations should also be specified besides the definition of a set of components which only presents a static view. Components, however, are usually server kind software units that respond when a request is made. A central application can be expected to trigger some of the methods while some components will make further requests by themselves, from other components. While providing means for both kinds of communications, the main application should be able to be modelled and executed through the specification of a central process that coordinates the timing and direction of the messages. Once an activation is started from the central process model, a connector assumes further duties in the coordination of the involved interaction. Other capabilities such as adaptation are also incorporated besides the synchronization duties. The considerations in this study have been not to modify existing component models and almost no code writing for integration. Process models can be graphically specified as yet, interpreted leveraging on their capability to invoke external functions. Suggested architecture connects components only to the central process: if interaction is required between two components, that is also managed through the process model.

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Citation Formats
M. Ç. Kaya, A. Çetinkaya, and A. H. Doğru, “Composition Capability of Component-Oriented Development,” 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://isites.info/PastConferences/ISITES2017/ISITES2017/papers/B4-ISITES2017ID248.pdf.