Language support for long-lived concurrent activities

M. P. Papazoglou, A. Delis, M. Haghjoo, A. Bouguettaya

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Providing a general purpose programming environment that supports the definition of, and exercises control over, the flow of execution of long-running activities is highly beneficial for a variety of client/server distributed data-intensive applications. In this paper, we present a Transaction-Oriented Workflow Environment (TOWE) for the programming of long-lived activities through a set of class libraries. The TOWE is based on an amalgamation of object-oriented programming with distributed interprocess communication concepts. The concurrency abstractions provided by TOWE are objects, acting like processes, and involve an asynchronous, location-independent, mode of process invocation coupled with data-driven synchronization of processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 16th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: May 27 1996May 30 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 16th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
CityHong Kong, Hong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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