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Experiments with reflective middleware

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Published

Publication date1998
Host publicationObject-Oriented Technology: ECOOP’98 Workshop Reader
EditorsSerge Demeyer, Jan Bosch
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages586-587
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)3-540-65460-7
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceECOOP 98 Workshop on Object-Oriented Technology
CityBRUSSELS
Period20/07/9824/07/98

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume1543
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceECOOP 98 Workshop on Object-Oriented Technology
CityBRUSSELS
Period20/07/9824/07/98

Abstract

Middleware platforms have emerged as an effective answer to the requirements of open distributed processing. However, in our opinion, a new engineering approach based on configurability and openess of platform implementations is essential to meet the needs of applications areas such as multimedia, groupware and mobile computing. This paper outlines our architecture for configurable and open middleware platforms, along with a first prototype. The architecture is based on the concept of reflection, the ability for a program to access, reason about and alter its own implementation in a principled way, according to a well-defined Meta-Object Protocol (MOP) [1].