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Systematic Composition of Objects in Distributed Internet Applications: Processes and Sessions

Chandy, K. Mani and Rifkin, Adam (1997) Systematic Composition of Objects in Distributed Internet Applications: Processes and Sessions. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1 . pp. 395-404. ISSN 1060-3425. doi:10.1109/HICSS.1997.667288.

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We consider a system with the infrastructure for the creation and interconnection of large numbers of distributed persistent objects. This system is exemplified by the Internet: potentially, every appliance and document on the Internet has both persistent state and the ability to interact with large numbers of other appliances and documents on the Internet. This paper elucidates the characteristics of such a system, and proposes the compositional requirements of its corresponding infrastructure. We explore the problems of specifying, composing, reasoning about, and implementing applications in such a system. A specific concern of our research is developing the infrastructure to support structuring distributed applications by using sequential, choice, and parallel composition, in the anarchic environment where application compositions may be unforeseeable, and interactions may be unknown prior to actually occurring. The structuring concepts discussed are relevant to a wide range of distributed applications; our implementation is illustrated with collaborative Java processes interacting over the Internet, but the methodology provided can be applied independent of specific platforms.

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Additional Information:© 1997 IEEE. Date of Conference: 7-10 Jan 1997. This is supported in part by NSF grants CCR-912008 and CCR-9527130. This work constitutes part of the Caltecb Infospheres Project.
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Official Citation:Chandy, K.M.; Rifkin, A., "Systematic composition of objects in distributed Internet applications: processes and sessions," System Sciences, 1997, Proceedings of the Thirtieth Hawaii International Conference on , vol.1, no., pp.395-404 vol.1, 7-10 Jan 1997 doi: 10.1109/HICSS.1997.667288
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