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Experiences of Using Generative Communications to Support Adaptive Mobile Applications

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Journal publication date01/1999
JournalKluwer Distributed and Parallel Databases Special Issue on Mobile Data Management and Applications
Journal number3
Volume7
Number of pages24
Pages319-342
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Attention has recently begun to focus on the use of asynchronous paradigms to support adaptive mobile applications. To investigate this issue the authors have developed an asynchronous distributed systems platform based on the tuple space paradigm [Gelernter,85b] coupled with extensions to support operation in mobile environments. This paper presents our experiences of developing and using this platform. The benefits of the tuple space approach are highlighted and we discuss in some detail the design, implementation and performance of our platform. We subsequently focus on the critical issues of the tuple space API and the level of support for adaptation which can be provided without compromising the elegance and simplicity of the paradigm. The paper concludes with an analysis of the suitability of platforms based on the tuple space paradigm for use in mobile environments.