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Distributed Component System Based on Architecture Description: The SOFA Experience

  • Tomáš Kalibera
  • Petr Tůma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2519)

Abstract

In this paper, the authors share their experience gathered during the design and implementation of a runtime environment for the SOFA component system. The authors focus on the issues of mapping the SOFA component denition language into the C++ language and the integration of a CORBA middleware into the SOFA component system, aimingto support transparently distributed applications in a real-life environment. The experience highlights general problems related to the type system of architecture description languages and middleware implementations, the mappingof the type system into the implementation language, and the support for dynamic changes of the application architecture.

Keywords

Architecture description languages ADL component definition languages CDL middleware CORBA language mapping dynamic architectures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomáš Kalibera
    • 1
  • Petr Tůma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software EngineeringCharles University Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsPrague 1Czech Republic

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