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Distributed Feature Composition: A Virtual Architecture for Telecommunications Services
October 1998 (vol. 24 no. 10)
pp. 831-847

Abstract—Distributed Feature Composition (DFC) is a new technology for feature specification and composition, based on a virtual architecture offering benefits analogous to those of a pipe-and-filter architecture. In the DFC architecture, customer calls are processed by dynamically assembled configurations of filter-like components: each component implements an applicable feature, and communicates with its neighbors by featureless internal calls that are connected by the underlying architectural substrate.

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Index Terms:
Feature interaction, feature specification, feature composition, architecture, pipe-and-filter.
Citation:
Michael Jackson, Pamela Zave, "Distributed Feature Composition: A Virtual Architecture for Telecommunications Services," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 831-847, Oct. 1998, doi:10.1109/32.729683
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