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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2008 vol. 34)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 546-563
Carlos Canal , Universidad de Málaga, Málaga
Pascal Poizat , INRIA, Rocquencourt
Gwen Salaün , Universidad de Málaga, Málaga
Component-Based Software Engineering focuses on the reuse of existing software components. In practice, most components cannot be integrated directly into an application-to-be, because they are incompatible. Software Adaptation aims at generating, as automatically as possible, adaptors to compensate mismatch between component interfaces, and is therefore a promising solution for the development of a real market of components promoting software reuse. In this article, we present our approach for software adaptation which relies on an abstract notation based on synchronous vectors and transition systems for governing adaptation rules. Our proposal is supported by dedicated algorithms that generate automatically adaptor protocols. These algorithms have been implemented in a tool, called Adaptor, that can be used through a user-friendly graphical interface.
Software Engineering, Requirements/Specifications, Design Tools and Techniques, Software Architectures, Interoperability, Interface definition languages, Software Construction

P. Poizat, G. Salaün and C. Canal, "Model-Based Adaptation of Behavioral Mismatching Components," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 34, no. , pp. 546-563, 2008.
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