Although very simple and elegant, Linda-style coordination models lack the notion of time, and are therefore not able to precisely model real-life coordination applications. Nevertheless, industrial proposals such as TSpaces and JavaSpaces, inspired from Linda, have incorporated time constructs. This paper aims at a systematic study of the introduction of relative time in coordination models. It builds upon previous work to study the expressiveness of Linda, Linda extended with a delay mechanism and Linda primitives extended to support the duration of tuples and of the suspension of communication operations.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- Temporal coordination languages; semantics; expressiveness