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Connectors for mobile programs

Wermelinger, Michel and Fiadeiro, José Luiz (1998). Connectors for mobile programs. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 24(5) pp. 331–341.

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Software architecture has put forward the concept of connector to express complex relationships between system components, thus facilitating the separation of coordination from computation. This separation is especially important in mobile computing due to the dynamic nature of the interactions among participating processes. We present connector patterns, inspired in Mobile UNITY, that describe three basic kinds of transient interactions: action inhibition, action synchronisation, and message passing. The connectors are given in COMMUNITY, a UNITY-like program design language which has a semantics in category theory. We show how the categorical framework can be used for applying the proposed connectors to specific components and how the resulting architecture can be visualized by a diagram showing the components and the connectors.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1998 IEEE
ISSN: 0098-5589
Keywords: Software Architecture; connectors; transient interactions; UNITY
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 41187
Depositing User: Michel Wermelinger
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 14:23
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 13:45
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