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A Theory of Distributed Objects

Asynchrony - Mobility - Groups - Components

Authors: Caromel, Denis, Henrio, Ludovic

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Distributed and communicating objects are becoming ubiquitous. In global, Grid and Peer-to-Peer computing environments, extensive use is made of objects interacting through method calls. So far, no general formalism has been proposed for the foundation of such systems.

Caromel and Henrio are the first to define a calculus for distributed objects interacting using asynchronous method calls with generalized futures, i.e., wait-by-necessity -- a must in large-scale systems, providing both high structuring and low coupling, and thus scalability. The authors provide very generic results on expressiveness and determinism, and the potential of their approach is further demonstrated by its capacity to cope with advanced issues such as mobility, groups, and components.

Researchers and graduate students will find here an extensive review of concurrent languages and calculi, with comprehensive figures and summaries.

Developers of distributed systems can adopt the many implementation strategies that are presented and analyzed in detail.

Preface by Luca Cardelli

About the authors

 

Denis Caromel is full professor at University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (UNSA). He is also member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), a multi-disciplinary national academia that selects a few professors based on the excellence of their research records. His research interests include parallel, concurrent, and distributed object-oriented programming, the semantics of sequential and parallel languages for the sake of automatic and semi-automatic parallelization.

Ludovic Henrio graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He is currently a PHD candidate at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis -- CNRS -- INRIA. His research interests include semantics for concurrent, parallel and distributed calculi, static analysis, design and implementation of object-oriented languages.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Theory of Distributed Objects
Book Subtitle
Asynchrony - Mobility - Groups - Components
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27245-8
DOI
10.1007/b138812
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-20866-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05884-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 352
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