Deployment Configuration and Management of Mobile Actor Systems

TitleDeployment Configuration and Management of Mobile Actor Systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsCicirelli, F, Furfaro, A, Nigro, L
Conference NameProc. of 8th IASTED Int. Conf. on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA'04)
Date PublishedNovember 9–11
Conference LocationMIT Cambridge, MA, USA

This paper describes a software infrastructure -ACTORSERVICE- for the management of distributed and time-dependent systems. The infrastructure exploits state-of-art technologies of services and mobile agents. Services are used for deployment, configuration and control of a distributed application. Mobile agents (i.e., actors) are the computational components used to structure the application business logic. A key factor of the adopted computational model is that message-passing among actors can be made time-sensitive through a customizable runtime support. The paper introduces ACTORSERVICE and describes an application to a real-time measurement system.