J. Sametinger: Component Interoperation, Position Paper for the 8th Annual Workshop on Software Reuse (WISR 8), Columbus, Ohio, March 23-26, 1997.
A variety of component types can be reused. Yet different composition techniques and different forms of interoperation of components make reuse difficult or impossible in many situations. We briefly introduce components and component composition. Then we describe forms of interoperation. We propose a classification by introducing an interoperation matrix where we consider control and data aspects of interoperation and distinguish among sixteen different forms of interoperation.