Ludovic Henrio ; Justine Rochas - Multiactive objects and their applications

lmcs:2188 - Logical Methods in Computer Science, November 21, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 4 -
Multiactive objects and their applicationsArticle

Authors: Ludovic Henrio ; Justine Rochas

    In order to tackle the development of concurrent and distributed systems, the active object programming model provides a high-level abstraction to program concurrent behaviours. There exists already a variety of active object frameworks targeted at a large range of application domains: modelling, verification, efficient execution. However, among these frameworks, very few consider a multi-threaded execution of active objects. Introducing controlled parallelism within active objects enables overcoming some of their limitations. In this paper, we present a complete framework around the multi-active object programming model. We present it through ProActive, the Java library that offers multi-active objects, and through MultiASP, the programming language that allows the formalisation of our developments. We then show how to compile an active object language with cooperative multi-threading into multi-active objects. This paper also presents different use cases and the development support to illustrate the practical usability of our language. Formalisation of our work provides the programmer with guarantees on the behaviour of the multi-active object programming model and of the compiler.

    Volume: Volume 13, Issue 4
    Published on: November 21, 2017
    Accepted on: November 7, 2017
    Submitted on: May 17, 2017
    Keywords: Computer Science - Programming Languages

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