Concurrent Objects à la Carte

  • Dave Clarke
  • Einar Broch Johnsen
  • Olaf Owe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5930)

Abstract

Services are autonomous, self-describing, technology-neutral software units that can be described, published, discovered, and composed into software applications at run-time. Designing software services and composing services in order to form applications or composite services requires abstractions beyond those found in typical object-oriented programming languages. In this paper, we explore a number of the abstractions used in service-oriented computing and related Internet- and web-based programming models in the context of Creol, an executable concurrent object-oriented modeling language with active objects and futures; i.e., features capable of expressing and dealing with asynchronous actions. By adding various abstractions to the modeling language, we demonstrate how a concurrent object language may naturally address many of the requirements of service-oriented computing. The study of language extensions in the restricted setting of a small, high-level modeling language, such as Creol, suggests a cheap way of developing new abstractions for emerging application domains. In this paper, we explore abstractions in the context of service-oriented computing, particularly with regard to dynamic aspects such as service discovery and structuring mechanisms such as groups.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dave Clarke
    • 1
  • Einar Broch Johnsen
    • 2
  • Olaf Owe
    • 2
  1. 1.CWIAmsterdamthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of InformaticsUniversity of OsloNorway

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