A systematic approach to platform-independent design based on the service concept


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Almeida, João Paulo and Sinderen, Marten van and Ferreira Pires, Luis and Quartel, Dick (2003) A systematic approach to platform-independent design based on the service concept. In: 7th IEEE international Conference on Enterprise Distributed Object Computing, EDOC, 16-19 September 2003, Brisbane, Australia (pp. pp. 112-123).

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Abstract:This paper aims at demonstrating the benefits and importance of the service concept in the model-driven design of distributed applications. A service defines the observable behaviour of a system without constraining the system's internal structure. We argue that by specifying application-level interaction aspects as a service, and designing application parts is not constrained by interaction patterns provided by a middleware platform. Therefore, a level of platform-independence can be achieved, so that the design of application parts can be reused across a large set of middleware platforms. The service concept is also used in our approach to describe an abstract platform that defines what characteristics of a potential target middleware platform are considered in platform-independent design. We discuss the trade-offs a designer is confronted within the definition of an abstract platform, and discuss alternatives for platform-specific realization.
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Copyright:© 2003 IEEE
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/46132
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDOC.2003.1233842
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