The CONNECT Architecture

  • Paul Grace
  • Nikolaos Georgantas
  • Amel Bennaceur
  • Gordon S. Blair
  • Franck Chauvel
  • Valérie Issarny
  • Massimo Paolucci
  • Rachid Saadi
  • Betrand Souville
  • Daniel Sykes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6659)


Current solutions to interoperability remain limited with respect to highly dynamic and heterogeneous environments, where systems encounter one another spontaneously. In this chapter, we introduce the Connect architecture, which puts forward a fundamentally different method to tackle the interoperability problem. The philosophy is to observe networked systems in action, learn their behaviour and then dynamically generate mediator software which will connect two heterogeneous systems. We present a high-level overview of how Connect operates in practice and subsequently provide a simple example to illustrate the architecture in action.


Interoperability emergent middleware modelling synthesis middleware protocol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Grace
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Georgantas
    • 2
  • Amel Bennaceur
    • 2
  • Gordon S. Blair
    • 1
  • Franck Chauvel
    • 3
  • Valérie Issarny
    • 2
  • Massimo Paolucci
    • 4
  • Rachid Saadi
    • 2
  • Betrand Souville
    • 4
  • Daniel Sykes
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing and CommunicationsLancaster UniversityUK
  2. 2.INRIA, CRI Paris-RocquencourtFrance
  3. 3.School of Electronics Engineering and Computer SciencePeking UniversityChina
  4. 4.Laboratories Europe GmbHMunichGermany

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