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Mediators stand as a core architectural paradigm for today's and future systems that increasingly need to be connected. The mediator concept has been used to cope with many heterogeneity dimensions. Still, a key challenge for today's systems architectures is to embed the necessary support for automated mediation, i.e., the connector concept needs to evolve towards the one of mediating connector. In this paper, we introduce a framework to formalize mediating connectors. The proposeddoi:10.1109/wicsa.2009.5290664 dblp:conf/wicsa/SpalazzeseII09 fatcat:mdbjpizpxjaynpjx7wyn3lw24u