<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7707</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Grishikashvili,E.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Reilly,D.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Badr,N.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Taleb-Bendiab,A.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2003</YEAR><TITLE>From Component-Based to Service-Based Distributed Applications Assembly and Management</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Proceedings 29th EUROMICRO CONFERENCE, Antalya, Turkey, September 2003. </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Grishikashvili:2003:7707</LABEL><ABSTRACT> Distributed applications are difficult to develop and manage due to their inherent dynamics and heterogeneity of component technologies and the possibility of different network protocols. Distributed component-based software applications often consist of a collection of software components that communicate via a distributed middleware. The distributed middleware, or simply middleware plays a crucial role by providing APIs and support functions to bridge the gap between the network operating system and distributed components and services. Based on an on-going research programme into self-adaptive software, this paper presents the early findings of our work, which is concerned with the development of a middleware-based framework for the “on-demand” software assembly for self-healing applications.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>