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Programming the Interaction Space Twenty Years Later: ReSpecTX Language and IDEĀ 


Properly programming the interaction space of distributed applications is still an issue in the industry nowadays, since most of the approaches are based on message-passing between components of the system, without any coordination model to help dealing with synchronization -- broadly, coordination -- issues. Despite tuple space based models are widely recognised in the academia, the same does not hold for the industry, perhaps also due to the lack of suitable languages and tooling explicitly dealing with the issue of programming coordination mechanisms and policies.

For these reasons, this thesis aims at advancing a first attempt to modernize the ReSpecT language for programming tuple centres, called ReSpecTX, with the goal of extending the first surface language designed on top of ReSpecT, and the corresponding IDE implemented as an Eclipse plugin.


Stefano Mariani (Contact)
Andrea Omicini (Supervisor)
Stefano Mariani (Co-supervisors)