A Pattern for Interconnecting Distributed Components

Walid Gaaloul 1 Karim Baïna 2 Khalid Benali 1 Claude Godart 1
1 ECOO - Environment for cooperation
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Nowadays, enterprises express huge needs for mechanisms allowing interconnection of their business components. Due to the weakness of component integration facilities, a large amount of research and development has been made in this area. Nevertheless, developed mechanisms are generally hard-coded, proprietary and lack a high level of abstraction. This paper presents our contribution to the design, the implementation, and the experimentation of an architectural pattern named “Service”. This pattern is able to support interconnection and cooperation between distributed components independently of their specific contexts (workflow processes, database robots, agents, networks nodes, etc.). Our “Service” pattern proposes a generic solution to interconnection and cooperation between components through object oriented structures and scenarios. To validate our proposition, we have developed application experiments examples within cooperation environment based on distributed components. Moreover, several alternatives are presented to implement our pattern.
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Walid Gaaloul, Karim Baïna, Khalid Benali, Claude Godart. A Pattern for Interconnecting Distributed Components. 6th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2004, Apr 2004, Porto/Portugal, pp.430-434. ⟨inria-00000489⟩

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