F. Cicirelli, A. Furfaro, and L. Nigro (Italy)
Mobile agents, service oriented computing, application
deployment and management, distributed measurement systems,
This paper describes a software infrastructure -ACTORSERVICE
for the management of distributed and time-dependent systems.
The infrastructure exploits state-of-art technologies of services
and mobile agents. Services are used for deployment,
configuration and control of a distributed application. Mobile
agents (i.e., actors) are the computational components used to
structure the application business logic. A key factor of the
adopted computational model is that message-passing among
actors can be made time-sensitive through a customizable
runtime support. The paper introduces ACTORSERVICE and
describes an application to a real-time measurement system.