On Observation as a Coordination Pattern: An Ontology and a Formal Framework


Mirko Viroli, Gianluca Moro, Andrea Omicini

16th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2001), pages 166-175
11-14 March 2001
Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications

The observation pattern represents one of the most common and widespread coordination schemata in today complex models and systems, as it emerges from a variety of different research and application areas. This paper aims first at providing a common ontological foundation for the many different models, architectures, and systems supporting the observation pattern, allowing them to be classified and compared despite their seeming diversity. Based on such an ontology, this paper introduces then a coordination framework to formally model the observable behaviour (manifestation) of a knowledge source, as well as its interaction with observers. The expressiveness and effectiveness of both the ontology and the coordination framework are put to test by expressing manifestation and observation as they occur within both well-known coordination models and different paradigms like object-oriented languages, active databases, and agent systems.

 @inproceedings{obs-sac2001,
AcmId = {372306},
Address = {New York, NY, USA},
Author = {Viroli, Mirko and Moro, Gianluca and Omicini, Andrea},
Booktitle = {16th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2001)},
Doi = {10.1145/372202.372306},
Isbn = {1-58113-287-5},
Location = {Las Vegas, NV, USA},
Month = {11--14 } # mar,
Note = {Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications},
Pages = {166--175},
Publisher = {ACM},
Title = {On Observation as a Coordination Pattern: An Ontology and a Formal Framework},
Url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=372306},
Year = 2001

Events

  • 2001 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing  (SAC 2001) — 11/03/2001–14/03/2001

Publication

— authors

Mirko Viroli, Gianluca Moro, Andrea Omicini

— status

published

— sort

paper in proceedings

Venue

— volume

16th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2001)

— pages

166-175

— publication date

11-14 March 2001

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original page

Identifiers

— DOI

10.1145/372202.372306

— ACM

372306

— print ISBN

1-58113-287-5

BibTeX

— BibTeX ID
obs-sac2001
— BibTeX category
inproceedings

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