Components Interoperability through Mediating Connector Patterns

Romina Spalazzese
(Università degli Studi dell'Aquila)
Paola Inverardi
(Università degli Studi dell'Aquila)

A key objective for ubiquitous environments is to enable system interoperability between system's components that are highly heterogeneous. In particular, the challenge is to embed in the system architecture the necessary support to cope with behavioral diversity in order to allow components to coordinate and communicate. The continuously evolving environment further asks for an automated and on-the-fly approach. In this paper we present the design building blocks for the dynamic and on-the-fly interoperability between heterogeneous components. Specifically, we describe an Architectural Pattern called Mediating Connector, that is the key enabler for communication. In addition, we present a set of Basic Mediator Patterns, that describe the basic mismatches which can occur when components try to interact, and their corresponding solutions.

In Javier Cámara, Carlos Canal and Gwen Salaün: Proceedings International Workshop on Component and Service Interoperability (WCSI 2010), Málaga, Spain , 29th June 2010, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 37, pp. 27–41.
Published: 12th October 2010.

ArXived at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.37.3 bibtex PDF

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