A Language for Modeling Network Availability

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Abstract

Computer networks have become ubiquitous in our society and thus, the various types
of resources hosted by them are becoming increasingly important. In this paper we
study the resource availability in networks by defining a dedicated middleware
language. This language is a conservative extension of the action system formalism,
a general state-based approach to modeling and analyzing distributed systems. Our
language formally treats aspects such as resource accessibility, replicated and homonym resources, their mobility, as well as node failure and maintenance in networks. The middleware approach motivates the separation of the views and formalisms used by the various roles such as the network user, the application developer, and the network manager.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Formal Methods (ICFEM06)
PublisherSpringer
Pages639-659
Volume4260
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume4260

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