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A Behavioral Model of Component Frameworks

Abstract : When using a component framework developers need to respect the behavior implemented by the components. Static information about the component interface is not sufficient. Dynamic information such as the description of valid sequences of operations is required. Instead of being in some external documentation, this information should be formally represented and embedded within the components themselves, so that it can be used by automatic tools. We propose a mathematical model and a formal language to describe the knowledge about behavior. We rely on a hierarchical model of deterministic finite state-machines. The communication between the machines follows the Synchronous Paradigm. We favor a structural approach allowing incremental simulation, automatic verification, code generation, and run-time checks. Associated tools may ensure correct and safe reuse of the components. We focus on extension of components through inheritance (in the sense of sub-typing), owing to the notion of behavioral refinement.
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Sabine Moisan, Annie Ressouche, Jean-Paul Rigault. A Behavioral Model of Component Frameworks. RR-5065, INRIA. 2003. ⟨inria-00071519⟩



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