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A critique of JCSP networking

Chalmers, Kevin; Kerridge, Jon; Romdhani, Imed


Kevin Chalmers

Jon Kerridge


Peter H. Welch

Susan Stepney

Fiona Polack

Frederick R.M. Barnes

Alistair McEwan

Gardiner S. Stiles

Jan F. Broenink

Adam T. Sampson


We present a critical investigation of the current implementation of JCSP Networking, examining in detail the structure and behavior of the current architecture. Information is presented detailing the current architecture and how it operates, and weaknesses in the implementation are raised, particularly when considering resource constrained devices. Experimental work is presented that illustrate memory and computational demand problems and an outline on how to overcome these weaknesses in a new implementation is described. The new implementation is designed to be lighter weight and thus provide a framework more suited for resource constrained devices which are a necessity in the field of ubiquitous computing.


Chalmers, K., Kerridge, J., & Romdhani, I. (2008). A critique of JCSP networking. In P. H. Welch, S. Stepney, F. Polack, F. R. Barnes, A. McEwan, G. S. Stiles, …A. T. Sampson (Eds.), Communicating Process Architectures 2008 (271-291).

Conference Name 31st Communicating Process Architectures 2008
Conference Location York, UK
Start Date Sep 7, 2008
End Date Sep 10, 2008
Publication Date 2008-08
Deposit Date Jan 15, 2010
Publisher IOS Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 66
Pages 271-291
Series Title Concurrent Systems Engineering Series
Series Number 66
Series ISSN 1383-7575
Book Title Communicating Process Architectures 2008
ISBN 978-1-58603-907-3
Keywords JCSP networking; resource constrained devices; memory; computational demand; ubiquitous computing
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