Arcadia Papers: ABSTRACT

"An Event-Based Software Integration Framework", by Daniel J. Barrett, Lori A. Clarke, Peri L. Tarr, and Alexander E. Wise in Technical Report 94-047, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1994.


Although event-based software integration is one of the most prevalent approaches to loose integration, no consistent model for describing it exists. As a result, there is no uniform way to discuss event-based integration, compare approaches and implementations, specify new event-based approaches, match user requirements with the capabilities of event-based integration products, and so on. We attempt to address these shortcomings by specifying a generic, event-based integration framework that provides a flexible model for discussing and comparing event-based integration approaches. This model supports dynamic and static specification, composition and decomposition, and can be instantiated to describe the features of most common event-based integration approaches. To demonstrate this, mappings to several popular products are presented.
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