Overview and Call for Participation
Object technology promises significant benefits for developing and integrating
large-scale distributed applications. Key challenges lie in inventing the
right set of object abstractions and organizing them within some unifying
framework so that the objects can interoperate, collaborate, and evolve
efficiently. In the "build-from-scratch" projects there is considerable
freedom in tackling these challenges. However the context is quite different
in Systems Integration projects. These projects, by their very nature, are
driven and constrained by the existence of legacy systems and a strong "a
priori" committment to the use of off-the-shelf components including
commercial middleware and implementation frameworks. Furthermore, since these
projects are typically executed in tumultuous organizational context (that
accompanies business process reengineering), there are significant
implications for the practice of OOAD methods.
The objective of this workshop is to share our understanding and synthesize:
the characteristic strengths and limitations of popular framework alternatives
such as CORBA, ActivceX/DCOM, JAVA, and WWW for OO system integration efforts;
and issues and approaches for successfully practicing OOAD in these contexts.
Digital Equipment Corporation, Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Rudolf K. Keller
Please address questions to
Ruedi Keller (before June 26th)
Sri Raghavan (after June 26th).
University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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STEP'97. Workshop on Object-Oriented Middleware and Frameworks for
Systems Integration: Practical Issues and Challenges
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