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Architectural Issues in Component-Based Software Engineering [*]

Michael D. Rice
Computer Science Group
Department of Mathematics
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459
Tel: (860) 685-2184
Fax: (860) 685-2571

Stephen B. Seidman
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Tel: (970) 491-5862
Fax: (970) 491-2466


The architectural style description language ASDL can be used to address important issues in component-based software engineering. ASDL is built on a collection of software types that support the description of execution and interface semantics for components and systems and the representation of relationships between multiple logical views of systems. It also includes operations for modifying the system state described by the software types. The language provides a domain-independent platform for highlighting and investigating issues that are common to the design of domain-specific component-based systems.

Keywords: Component-based software engineering, software architectural style, software architecture, view

Workshop Goals: Learning, networking, discussing issues related to architectural aspects of component-based software engineering


Michael D. Rice and Stephen B. Seidman
Sep. 12 1997