Towards a formalization of mediating connectors for on the fly interoperability

Romina Spalazzese, Paola Inverardi, Valerie Issarny
2009 2009 Joint Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture & European Conference on Software Architecture  
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 proposed
more » ... ion paves the way for automated reasoning about protocol matching and mapping, and thus for the dynamic synthesis of mediating connectors to enable eternal networked systems, which we investigate as part of the CONNECT European project.
doi:10.1109/wicsa.2009.5290664 dblp:conf/wicsa/SpalazzeseII09 fatcat:mdbjpizpxjaynpjx7wyn3lw24u