Tuple Centres for the Coordination of Internet Agents


Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli

1999 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'99), pp. 183-190
28 February - 2 March 1999
ACM, San Antonio, TX, USA
Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications

The paper presents the TuCSoN coordination model for Internet applications based on network-aware (possibly mobile) agents. The model is based on the notion of tuple centre, an enhanced tuple space whose behaviour can be extended according to the application needs. Every node of a TuCSoN environment provides its local communication space, made up of a multiplicity of independently-programmable tuple centres. This makes it possible to embed global system properties into the space of components' interaction, thus enabling flexible cooperation over space and time between agents, and permitting to easily face many issues critical to Internet applications, such as heterogeneity and dynamicity of the execution environments.

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AcmId = {298231},
Address = {San Antonio, TX, USA},
Author = {Omicini, Andrea and Zambonelli, Franco},
Booktitle = {1999 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'99)},
Doi = {10.1145/298151.298231},
Isbn = {1-58113-086-4},
Month = {28 } # feb # { -- 2 } # mar,
Note = {Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications},
Pages = {183--190},
Publisher = {ACM},
ScopusId = {2-s2.0-0032672131},
Title = {Tuple Centres for the Coordination of {I}nternet Agents},
Url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=298151.298231},
Year = 1999

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