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Promoting Space-Aware Coordination: ReSpecT as a Spatial-Computing Virtual Machine

Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini
Situatedness is a fundamental requirement for today’s complex software systems—as well as for the computation models and programming languages used to build them. Spatial situatedness, in particular, is an essential feature for coordination models and languages, as they represent the most effective approach to face the critical issues of interaction. Following some seminal works on the subject, in this paper we try to bring some novel results from the Coordination field into the Spatial Computing perspective, by identifying a minimal set of primitives that could be used to build a virtual machine for a space-aware coordination language, using ReSpecT as our reference example.
Keywords: Situatedness; Spatial Computing Languages; Tuple-based Coordination; Environment; Space-Time Fabric
6th International Spatial Computing Workshop (SCW 2013), pages 29-34, 6 May 2013.
Jean-Louis Giavitto, Stefan Dulman, Antoine Spicher, Mirko Viroli (eds.), AAMAS 2013, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
@inproceedings{spatialrespect-scw2013,
	Address = {AAMAS 2013, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA},
	Author = {Mariani, Stefano and Omicini, Andrea},
	Booktitle = {6th International Spatial Computing Workshop (SCW 2013)},
	Editor = {Giavitto, Jean-Louis and Dulman, Stefan and Spicher, Antoine and Viroli, Mirko},
	Keywords = {Situatedness; Spatial Computing Languages; Tuple-based Coordination; Environment; Space-Time Fabric},
	Month = {6~} # may,
	Note = {Proceedings},
	Pages = {29--34},
	Title = {Promoting Space-Aware Coordination: {{\sf ReSpecT}} as a Spatial-Computing Virtual Machine},
	Year = 2013}