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Implementing a distributed mobile calculus using the IMC framework

Bettini, Lorenzo and De Nicola, Rocco and Falassi, Daniele and Loreti, Michele Implementing a distributed mobile calculus using the IMC framework. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 181. pp. 63-79. ISSN 1571-0661 (2007)

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In the last decade, many calculi for modelling distributed mobile code have been proposed. To assess their merits and encourage use, implementations of the calculi have often been proposed. These implementations usually consist of a limited part dealing with mechanisms that are specific of the proposed calculus and of a significantly larger part handling recurrent mechanisms that are common to many calculi. Nevertheless, also the "classic" parts are often re-implemented from scratch. In this paper we show how to implement a well established representative of the family of mobile calculi, the distributed [pi]-calculus, by using a Java middleware (called IMC - Implementing Mobile Calculi) where recurrent mechanisms of distributed and mobile systems are already implemented. By means of the case study, we illustrate a methodology to accelerate the development of prototype implementations while concentrating only on the features that are specific of the calculus under consideration and relying on the common framework for all the recurrent mechanisms like network connections, code mobility, name handling, etc.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.entcs.2007.01.054
Funders: The work presented in this report has been partially supported by EU Project Software Engineering for Service-Oriented Overlay Computers (SENSORIA, contract IST-3-016004-IP-09).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Code Mobility; Language Implementation; Network Programming
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Rocco De Nicola
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 09:20
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/290

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