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A specification-to-deployment architecture for overlay networks

Behnel, Stefan and Buchmann, Alejandro and Grace, Paul and Porter, Barry and Coulson, Geoffrey (2006) A specification-to-deployment architecture for overlay networks. In: On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: COOPIS, DOA, GADA, and ODBASE, Proceedings Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 1522-1540. ISBN 3-540-48274-1

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Abstract

Implementing overlay software is non-trivial and time-consuming. Current projects build overlays or intermediate frameworks on top of low-level networking abstractions. This leads to far reaching incompatibilities between overlay implementations, tight coupling to frameworks and limited adaptability to different deployment environments. We present a new approach to rapid overlay implementation that combines a modelling framework for overlay design with a dynamic component architecture for run-time adaptation. It is the first architecture in the overlay area that tackles the complete design process from modelling, through code generation and implementation down to adaptive deployment. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this architecture, we describe the step-by-step procedure of designing an overlay and deploying it within an adaptive middleware framework.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52549
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 03:35
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:51
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52549

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