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Software engineering and middleware: a roadmap (Invited talk)

Emmerich, W.; (2000) Software engineering and middleware: a roadmap (Invited talk). In: Finkelstein, A., (ed.) The Future of Software Engineering. (pp. 117-129). ACM Press Green open access

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The construction of a large class of distributed systems can be simplified by leveraging middleware, which is layered between network operating systems and application components. Middleware resolves heterogeneity and facilitates communication and coordination of distributed components. Existing middleware products enable software engineers to build systems that are distributed across a local-area network. State-of-the-art middleware research aims to push this boundary towards Internet-scale distribution, adaptive and reconfigurable middleware and middleware for dependable and wireless systems. The challenge for software engineering research is to devise notations, techniques, methods and tools for distributed system construction that systematically build and exploit the capabilities that middleware deliver.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Software engineering and middleware: a roadmap (Invited talk)
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=336542&coll=portal&dl=ACM&CFID=48097887&CFTOKEN=55391770
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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