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Author NameUnhale, Sudeep Prabhakar
TitleAn Environment For Specifying and Executing Adaptable Software Components
DepartmentComputer Science
  • George T. Heineman, Advisor
  • Micha Hofri, Department Head
  • Lee Becker, Reader
  • Keywords
  • component adaptations
  • active interfaces
  • blackbox component adaptation
  • component adaptation technique
  • Component Specification Lanunguage
  • software reuse
  • Date of Presentation/Defense2003-04-18
    Availability unrestricted


    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.

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