Faculty Advisor

Heineman, George T


Component-based architecture designs are aimed to provide high extensibility, maintainability and reusability. Components in existing systems can be directly reused to assemble brand new systems. However, in many cases, direct reuse of primitive components can be repetitive, time consuming and error prone; as such procedures are usually performed on an entire collection of primitive components that are combined together as a single unit. It has become clear that component-composition is not only useful but also essential for a well-designed component-based system. In this paper we propose a new approach to component-composition, which does not require any special definitions for composite components while still proving a high level of extensibility, maintainability and reusability.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2009


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science