Regulated coordination in open distributed systems

Naftaly H. Minsky, Victoria Ungureanu

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Modern distributed systems tend to be conglomerates of heterogeneous subsystems, which have been designed separately, by different people, with little, if any, knowledge of each other. A single agent operating within a hybrid system of this kind may have to coordinate its activities with members of several such subsystems, under different coordination policies. To support coordination in such hybrid systems, we introduce in this paper a new concept of regulated coordination that allows a single agent to engage in several different.activities, subject to disparate policies. Coordination policies are enforced to ensure compliance with them by all participants. We introduce a toolkit called Moses that can support a wide range of useful coordination policies of this kind, in an efficient and unified manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoordination Languages and Models - 2nd International Conference COORDINATION 1997, Proceedings
EditorsDavid Garlan, Daniel Le Métayer
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)3540633839, 9783540633839
StatePublished - 1997
Event2nd International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages, COORDINATION 1997 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Sep 1 1997Sep 3 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages, COORDINATION 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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