D. Marples, E.H.Magill and D.G. Smith (1995)
in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture (TINA'95), Melbourne, Australia, 1995.
|An approach based on the principles of transaction processing
for the runtime detection and resolution of Feature Interaction is presented.
The principles of transactions are introduced followed by details of the
way in which these are used in a multiple service environment to allow
features to propose responses to call processing events which can then
be accepted or rejected by a Feature Manager. Details of the design of
an experimental testbed are presented and example message flows between
the components of the system are shown. Results obtained from the application
of the testbed with a number of potentially interacting features are presented.
The paper concludes with an assessment of these results and suggestions
for further work. It is found that the technique is effective at the detection
of interaction and requires only minimal changes to existing features to
allow its use.