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Typed Connector Families
INESC TEC, HASLab, Braga, Portugal.;Univ Minho, Braga, Portugal.;Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Comp Sci, IMinds DistriNet, Louvain, Belgium..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computing Science.
2016 (English)In: Formal Aspects Of Component Software, Springer, 2016, 294-311 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
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Typed models of connector/component composition specify interfaces describing ports of components and connectors. Typing ensures that these ports are plugged together appropriately, so that data can flow out of each output port and into an input port. These interfaces typically consider the direction of data flow and the type of values flowing. Components, connectors, and systems are often parameterised in such a way that the parameters affect the interfaces. Typing such connector families is challenging. This paper takes a first step towards addressing this problem by presenting a calculus of connector families with integer and boolean parameters. The calculus is based on monoidal categories, with a dependent type system that describes the parameterised interfaces of these connectors. As an example, we demonstrate how to define n-ary Reo connectors in the calculus. The paper focusses on the structure of connectors-well-connectedness-and less on their behaviour, making it easily applicable to a wide range of coordination and component-based models. A type-checking algorithm based on constraints is used to analyse connector families, supported by a proof-of-concept implementation.

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Springer, 2016. 294-311 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 9539
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Computer Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299662DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28934-2_16ISI: 000375378500016ISBN: 9783319289342; 9783319289335OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299662DiVA: diva2:949902
12th International Conference on Formal Aspects of Component Software (FACS), OCT 14-16, 2015, Univ Fed Fluminense, Niteroi, BRAZIL
Available from: 2016-07-25 Created: 2016-07-25 Last updated: 2016-07-25Bibliographically approved

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