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An investigation into distributed channel mobility support for Communicating Process Architectures.

Chalmers, Kevin; Kerridge, Jon


Kevin Chalmers

Jon Kerridge


Peter H Welch

Frederick R M Barnes

Gardiner S Stiles

Jan F Broenink

Herman Roebbers

Adam T Sampson


Localised mobile channel support is now a feature of Communicating Process Architecture (CPA) based frameworks, from JCSP and C++CSP to occam-pi. Distributed mobile channel support has also been attempted in JCSP Networking and occam-pi via the pony framework, although the capabilities of these two separate approaches is limited and has not led to the widespread usage of distributed mobile channel primitives. In this paper, an initial investigation into possible models that can support distributed channel mobility are presented and analysed for features such as transmission time, robustness and reachability. The goal of this work is to discover a set of models which can be used for channel mobility and also supported within the single unified protocol for distributed CPA frameworks. From the analysis presented in this paper, it has been determined that there are models which can be implemented to support channel end mobility within a single unified protocol which provide suitable capabilities for certain application scenarios.

Conference Name 32nd Communicating Process Architecture conference (CPA)
Start Date Nov 1, 2009
End Date Nov 4, 2009
Publication Date 2009
Deposit Date Jan 14, 2010
Publisher IOS Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 205-223
Book Title Communicating Process Architectures 2009
ISBN 978-1-60750-065-0
Keywords Communicating Process Architecture; distributed mobile channel support; JCSP networking;
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