Object-oriented groups for distributed computation development

Weijia Jia, Chan H. Lee, Paul K. O'Chow, Jiannong Cao

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This paper presents an object group approach for the development of distributed computation by combining distributed process group with the powerful concepts of object-oriented design. The novelty of this approach lies in its provision of methodology for construction of application object groups, membership management and group message passing. The mechanisms of grouping user objects enable application objects communicating transparently over network. Communication and remote method invocation details implemented by underlying group multicast protocol are hidden from users. This makes the objects completely responsible for their modification, protection, execution and communication and relieves application designers from concern of designing distributed object communication and reliability. Hierarchy of object group communication protocols are described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1664-1669
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part 3 (of 4) - Beijing, China
Duration: 14 Oct 199617 Oct 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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