Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

George T. Heineman, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Lee Becker

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Micha Hofri

Identifier

etd-0427103-145102

Abstract

One of the difficulties of Component Based Software Engineering (CBSE) [1] in reusing pre-existing components is the need to adapt these components to work within the desired target systems [2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. Third-party or in-house Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS) components may not always have the required exact functionality demanded by the builders of the target system, so these systems have to be either modified [2, 3, 4, 5, 6] or adapted to provide this required functionality. Modifying these components may not be always practically possible. In this thesis, we propose an infrastructure that supports the active interface adaptation technique [3, 8, 9, 10]. This infrastructure directly addresses the problem of effectively packaging components for third-party use, adaptation, and deployment. Doing so we support both component designers and third party application builders. Further we evaluate our approach using several adaptations over the case studies.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Computer Science

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2003-04-27

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

component adaptations, active interfaces, blackbox component adaptation, component adaptation technique, Component Specification Lanunguage, software reuse, Computer software, Reusability, Component software

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