Protocol Reconfiguration Using Component-Based Design

  • Fotis Foukalas
  • Yiorgos Ntarladimas
  • Aristotelis Glentis
  • Zachos Boufidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3543)


Previous modular protocol design and implementation allow a flexible configuration and reconfiguration of protocol layers or full protocol stacks. However, in our days, software engineering technologies introduce new methods for designing and specifying modular software. Such a technology is the component-based software technology. Using those techniques, a software system could be modular. This paper proposed a reconfigurable protocol design and specification approach as well as a protocol reconfiguration management/runtime model based on protocol components that represent distinct protocol functions, which in previous works have been designed and specified as modules. The following content could be considered as a suggestion for a UML profile for protocol components and protocol reconfiguration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fotis Foukalas
    • 1
  • Yiorgos Ntarladimas
    • 1
  • Aristotelis Glentis
    • 1
  • Zachos Boufidis
    • 1
  1. 1.Communications Network Laboratory, Department of Informatics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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