Communication Style Driven Connector Configurations

  • Tomas Bures
  • Frantisek Plasil
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3026)


Connectors are used in component-based systems as first-class entities to abstract component interactions. In this paper, we propose a way to compose connectors by using fine-grained elements, each of them representing a single, well-defined function. We identify an experimentally proven set of connector elements, which, composed together, model four basic component interconnection types (procedure call, messaging, streaming, blackboard), and allow for connector variants to reflect distribution, security, fault- tolerance, etc. We also discuss how to generate such a connector semi-automatically. The presented results are based on a proof-of-the-concept implementation.


Address Space Communication Style Procedure Call Common Object Request Broker Architecture Connector Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomas Bures
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frantisek Plasil
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Software EngineeringCharles UniversityPrague 1Czech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceAcademy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 

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