Date Added: Aug 2010
Software frameworks that support the Deployment and Configuration (D&C) of large-scale component-based Distributed Real-time and Embedded (DRE) systems must often adapt their behavior at runtime to accommodate changing requirements and environments. For example, a D&C framework may need to interact with new deployment targets to interact and integrate with either new or legacy systems that use different communication or deployment mechanisms. Moreover, the D&C framework itself may require customization to satisfy domain requirements, e.g., to change the behavior of error handling or event logging. This paper describes the shortcomings of the OMG D&C standard in terms of its ability to support heterogeneity and adapt its behavior in response to changing requirements.