A Language for Modeling Network Availability

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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 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 user types such as the network user, the application developer, and the network manager.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTurku Center for Computer Science (TUCS)
ISBN (Print)952-12-1696-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameTUCS Technical Reports
ISSN (Print)1239-1891


  • Formal modeling
  • middleware
  • network availability
  • resource management


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