Issue No.10 - October (1998 vol.24)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/32.729683
<p><b>Abstract</b>—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.</p>
Feature interaction, feature specification, feature composition, architecture, pipe-and-filter.
Michael Jackson, "Distributed Feature Composition: A Virtual Architecture for Telecommunications Services", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.24, no. 10, pp. 831-847, October 1998, doi:10.1109/32.729683