A Framework of Software Component Adaptation
Software component adaptation is a difficult problem to be solved in component-based software development. In this paper, we focus on a framework of component adaptation in which several adaptations are involved. The framework is described as a finite automaton which has only one initial state and only one final state. Using formal and informal methods we describe the precondition, the post-condition and the process of different component adaptation which are involved in the whole adaptation process. There may be several mismatches between the component and the requirement of application. For executing adaptation successfully the system involves a plan which can save all adaptation types with order. At last future work and limitation of the framework are discussed.
KeywordsComponent adaptation Component-based software engineering Finite automaton
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