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JSW 2011 Vol.6(11): 2196-2200 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.11.2196-2200

Approach to Modeling Components in Software Architecture

Yong Yu1, 2, Tong Li1, 2, Qing Liu1, 2, Fei Dai1
1School of Software, Yunnan University, Kunming, China
2Key Laboratory in Software Engineering of Yunnan Province, Kunming, China


Abstract—Software components are increasingly central to efficient, cost-effective software development. Components are the special status of the software system, so the formal description of the components is very important. First, the concept and characteristics of components are given. Second, the definition of OR-transition Colored Petri Net is given. Third, in according to the properties of software components, a formal definition of component is presented. And based on OR-transition Colored Petri Net, an approach is put forward to modeling the software components formally. Finally, an example is given.

Index Terms—component, Petri net, modeling, software architecture

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Cite: Yong Yu, Tong Li, Qing Liu, Fei Dai, "Approach to Modeling Components in Software Architecture," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 2196-2200, 2011.

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