Enrico Denti, Antonio Natali, Andrea Omicini

The design, development and maintenance of multi-component software systems often suffer from the lack of suitable coordination abstractions. The aim of this paper is to show the benefits of coordination models based on global communication abstractions whose behaviour is not fixed, but is extensible so as to accomplish the intended behaviour of the whole system. Accordingly, we propose the notion of programmable coordination medium as an abstraction provided by the coordination model around which the global behaviour of a coordination architecture can be designed. As an example, we show how a Linda-based approach can be empowered by exploiting the notion of programmable tuple space, as supported by the ACLT coordination model.

(keywords) Coordination Models, Programmable Coordination Media, Reactions, Tuple Spaces, Multi-Agent Systems
Coordination Languages and Models, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1282, pages 274-288, 1997.
David Garlan, Daniel Le Métayer (eds.), Springer-Verlag
2nd International Conference (COORDINATION'97), Berlin, Germany, 1-3 September 1997. Proceedings
AcmId = {713152},
Author = {Denti, Enrico and Natali, Antonio and Omicini, Andrea},
Booktitle = {Coordination Languages and Models},
Doi = {10.1007/3-540-63383-9_86},
Editor = {Garlan, David and Le M{\'e}tayer, Daniel},
Isbn = {978-3-540-63383-9},
Isbn-10 = {3-540-63383-9},
Isbn-Online = {978-3-540-69527-1},
Issn = {0302-9743},
Keywords = {Coordination Models, Programmable Coordination Media, Reactions, Tuple Spaces, Multi-Agent Systems},
Note = {2nd International Conference (COORDINATION'97), Berlin, Germany, 1--3~} # sep # {~1997. Proceedings},
Pages = {274--288},
Publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
ScopusId = {2-s2.0-84957066558},
Series = {LNCS},
Title = {Programmable Coordination Media},
Url = {http://link.springer.com/10.1007/3-540-63383-9_86},
Volume = 1282,
Year = 1997}

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