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Mobile code for coordination

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alexei Iliasov


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An effective coordination mechanism is central to building large distributed systems. Overcoming limitations of a coordination language can be a major challenge for developers of distributed systems. This paper presents a novel coordination mechanism based on code mobility. In this mechanism coordination is realised by exchanging pieces of mobile code between coordinated entities. This approach overcomes constrains of a statically defined coordination language by allowing coordinated entities to dynamically redefine coordination rules and use all the power of a programming language to express such rules. This helps to implement sophisticated and efficient data retrieval and processing algorithms and also reduce network traffic. The paper also discusses a non-language based coordination framework specially developed to support coordination based on mobile code and a pragmatic solution to the problem of protecting hosts from potentially harmful mobile code. A proof of concept implementation demonstrates the feasibility and applicability of the proposal. © 2008 IEEE.

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Author(s): Iliasov A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology, ICCGI 2008 in Conjunction with ComP2P 2008: The 1st Int. Workshop on Computational P2P Networks: Theory and Practice

Year of Conference: 2008

Pages: 177-185

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ICCGI.2008.54

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ISBN: 9780769532752