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A Classification Framework for Component Models (seminar abstract)

Date: Friday 18th July 2008
Speaker: Prof. Ivica Crnkovic

The essence of component-based software engineering is embodied in component models. Component models specify the properties of components and mechanism of component compositions. In a rapid growth, a plethora of different component models has been developed, using different technologies, having different aims, and using different principles. This has resulted in a number of models and technologies which have some similarities, but also principal differences, and in many cases unclear concepts.

Component-based development has not succeeded in providing standard principles, as for example object-oriented development. In order to increase the understanding of the concepts, and to easier differentiate component models, this seminar provides a Component Model Classification Framework which identifies basic principles of component models. Further the paper classifies a certain number of component models using this framework.

Speaker bio

Ivica Crnkovic is a professor of industrial software engineering at Mälardalen University where he is the administrative leader of the software engineering division and the scientific leader of the industrial software engineering research. His research interests include component-based software engineering, software architecture, software configuration management, software development environments and tools, as well as software engineering in general.

Professor Crnkovic is the author of more than 100 refereed articles and papers on software engineering topics and a co-author and co-editor of two books: “Building reliable component-based Systems” and “Implementing and integrating Product Data Management and Software Configuration Management”. He has co-organized several conferences and workshops and related to software engineering (such as CBSE symposium, ESEC/FSE conference, Euromicro SEAA conference), and participated in Program Committees of software configuration management symposia and workshops. His teaching activities cover several courses in the area of Software
Engineering undergraduate and graduate courses.

From 1985 to 1998, Ivica Crnkovic worked at ABB, Sweden, where he was responsible for software development environments and tools. He was a project leader and manager of a group developing software configuration management systems and other software development environment tools and methods for distributed development and maintenance of real-time systems. From 1980 to 1984, he worked for the Koncar company in Zagreb, Croatia. Professor Crnkovic received an M.Sc. in electrical engineering in 1979, an M.Sc. in theoretical physics in 1984, and a Ph.D. in computer science in 1991, all from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. More information is available on