Channel-based coordination via constraint satisfaction

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Channel-based coordination via constraint satisfaction
Coordination in Reo emerges from the composition of the behavioural constraints of primitives, such as channels, in a component connector. Understanding and implementing Reo, however, has been challenging due to interaction of the channel metaphor, which is an inherently local notion, and the non-local nature of the constraints imposed by composition. In this paper, the channel metaphor takes a back seat. We focus on the behavioural constraints imposed by the composition of primitives and phrase the semantics of Reo as a constraint satisfaction problem. Not only does this provide a clear description of the behaviour of Reo connectors in terms of synchronisation and data flow constraints, it also paves the way for new implementation techniques based on constraint satisfaction. We demonstrate that this approach is more efficient than existing techniques based on connector colouring. In addition, decomposing Reo into constraints provides a new computational model for connectors, which w...
Dave Clarke, José Proença, Alexander
Added 15 May 2011
Updated 15 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where SCP
Authors Dave Clarke, José Proença, Alexander Lazovik, Farhad Arbab
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