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The design of a flexible communications framework for next-generation middleware

Kramp, T and Coulson, G (2000) The design of a flexible communications framework for next-generation middleware. In: DOA'00: International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications, Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, pp. 273-282. ISBN 0-7695-0819-7

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Abstract

The success of middleware platforms is leading to a number of challenges as the motivation grows to deploy middleware in ever more demanding application domains. This paper therefore introduces a flexible, object-oriented communications framework, called BOSSA NOVA, which can be integrated into middleware platforms to better support domains such as soft real-time, multimedia, and adaptive mobile systems. In particular, BOSSA NOVA aims at providing flexibility in terms of protocol structure and composition, protocol granularity, and concurrency/multiplexing structure. The use of reflective interfaces explicitly facilitates management and dynamic reconfiguration as well as Qos specification and negotiation together with associated resource management in protocol graphs. Qos-negotiation protocols and resource-management policies, however, in common with most areas of the framework, are open and non-prescribed although basic protocols and reusable base functionality are readily provided. For ease of use. BOSSA NOVA relies on only a small set of simple and consistently used abstractions which allow for efficient implementations.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: PLATFORM
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52580
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 09:24
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52580

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