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The CONNECT Architecture

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  • P. Grace
  • N. Georgantas
  • A. Bennaceur
  • Gordon Blair
  • F. Chauvel
  • V. Issarny
  • M. Paolucci
  • R. Saadi
  • B. Souville
  • D. Sykes
Publication date2011
Host publicationFormal Methods for Eternal Networked Software Systems: 11th International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication and Software Systems, SFM 2011, Bertinoro, Italy, June 13-18, 2011. Advanced Lectures
EditorsMarco Bernardo, Valerie Issarny
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-642-21455-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21454-7
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

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


Current solutions to interoperability remain limited with respect to highly dynamic and heterogeneous environments, where systems encounter one another spontaneously. In this chapter, we introduce the Connect architecture, which puts forward a fundamentally different method to tackle the interoperability problem. The philosophy is to observe networked systems in action, learn their behaviour and then dynamically generate mediator software which will connect two heterogeneous systems. We present a high-level overview of how Connect operates in practice and subsequently provide a simple example to illustrate the architecture in action.