Soft Component Adaptation

A. Brogi, C. Canal, E. Pimentel

   ICALP’2003 Workshop on Security Issues in Coordination Models, Languages, and Systems (SecCo’03)

Eindhoven (The Netherlands), June 2003

Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 85(3),16 pp., Elsevier 2003, ISSN 1571-0661


Component adaptation is widely recognised to be one of the crucial problems in Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE).We present here a formal methodology for the soft adaptation of components presenting mismatching interaction behaviours. The notions of access rights (associating components with the services they are allowed to use), and sub-servicing (providing alternative services in place of those requested by components lacking the required access rights), are exploited to feature a secure and flexible adaptation of third-party components. (Draft)