Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Composition Languages

Adam Cataldo and Edward A. Lee

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2006-24
March 17, 2006

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2006/EECS-2006-24.pdf

We propose composition languages as a way to specify actor-oriented models, or hierarchical networks of concurrent components which communicate with one another through ports. The key to composition languages is the ability to succinctly specify higher-order models. As an example, a higher-order model may be a distributed sort model. The model may be parameterized by a divide component (or model), a conquer component, and the respective numbers of divide and conquer components. A programmer will specify this higher-order model once and can then use it for an arbitrary number of components with arbitrary divide and conquer components. We believe composition languages will become increasingly important in actor-oriented design, since they will enable rapid development of large systems.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Cataldo:EECS-2006-24,
    Author = {Cataldo, Adam and Lee, Edward A.},
    Title = {Composition Languages},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2006},
    Month = {Mar},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2006/EECS-2006-24.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2006-24},
    Abstract = {We propose composition languages as a way to specify  actor-oriented models, or hierarchical networks of concurrent components which communicate with one another through ports. The key to composition languages is the ability to succinctly specify higher-order models. As an example, a higher-order model may be a distributed sort model. The model may be parameterized by a divide component (or model), a conquer component, and the respective numbers of divide and conquer components. A programmer will specify this higher-order model once and can then use it for an arbitrary number of components with arbitrary divide and conquer components. We believe composition languages will become increasingly important in actor-oriented design, since they will enable rapid development of large systems.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%T Composition Languages
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