Components, Features, and Agents in the ABC

  • Tiziana Margaria
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2975)


In this paper, we show how the concepts of objects, components, features and agents are used today in the Application Building Center (ABC) environment in order to marry the modelling of functionally complex communication systems at the application level with an object-oriented, component based implementation. Characteristic of the ABC is the coarse-grained approach to modelling and design, which guarantees the scalability to capture large complex systems. The interplay of the different features and components is realized via a coordination-based approach, which is an easily understandable modelling paradigm of system-wide business processes, and thus adequate for the needs of industrial application developers.


Model Check Business Logic Access Control Model Coordination Sequence Electronic Tool Integration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiziana Margaria
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.METAFrame Technologies GmbHDortmundGermany

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