Section: Scientific Foundations


Our proposed project builds upon results previously obtained by the Compose research group whose aim was to study new approaches to developing adaptable software components in the domain of systems and networking. In this section, we review the accomplishments of Compose, only considering the ones achieved by the current project members, to demonstrate our expertise in the key areas underlying our project, namely:

  • Programming language technology: language design and implementation, domain-specific languages, program analysis and program transformation.

  • Operating Systems and Networking: design, implementation and optimization.

  • Software engineering: software architecture, methodologies, techniques and tools.

By combining expertise in these areas, the research work of the Compose group contributed to demonstrating the usefulness of adaptation methodologies, such as domain-specific languages, and the effectiveness of adaptation tools, such as program specializers. Our work aimed to show how adaptation methodologies and tools could be integrated into the development process of real-size software components. This contribution relied on advances in methodologies to develop adaptable programs, and techniques and tools to adapt these programs to specific usage contexts.