Component-Based Software Engineering in a Pervasive Computing Environment

David Garlan, and Bradley Schmerl

The 4th ICSE Workshop on Component-Based Software Engineering: Component Certification and System Prediction, Toronto, Canada, May 14-15, 2001.

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Being able to find, adapt, and incorporate disparate components to form working, reliable applications is the goal of component-based software engineering. To date, there has been a lot of research, among other things, on locating components, reasoning about component compatibility, and methods for interoperability. Pervasive computing raises a number of new challenges for component-based software engineering that heretofore have been given little attention, such as mobility, adaptability, and resource awareness. In this paper we motivate and discuss the need for research in these areas, and discuss how our work in the Aura group at Carnegie Mellon University helps to address these issues.
Component-based software engineering, Software architecture, Pervasive computing

For further information, please visit the home pages of the ABLE research project and Carnegie Mellon University's Composable Systems Group.

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