Goedicke, Michael; Meyer, T.:
Towards Dynamic Semantic-Directed Configuration Management
In: Engineering Distributed Objects (EDO99) : 21th International Conference on Software Engineering - Los Angeles, USA, 1999
1999Buchaufsatz/Kapitel in Sammelwerk
Towards Dynamic Semantic-Directed Configuration Management
Goedicke, MichaelLSF; Meyer, T.LSF


A major challenge in designing contemporary distributed systems based on interacting objects is dynamic accommodation of evolutionary change by adding or removing objects during runtime. This implies that semantic information about the constituent objects has to be available in order to check the correctness of adding a new or changed object. In CORBA, for example, this kind of information is simply represented as a list of keywords. In contrast to this simple way we present an approach to achieve semantics directed configuration of object-based software systems in such a way that objects organize themselves on the basis of a richer representation of their semantics concepts.