On the Introduction of Time in Distributed Blackboard Rules

Jean-Marie Jacquet, Isabelle Linden, Mihail-Octavian Staicu

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In the realm of coordination languages, reactivity by means of blackboard rules
has been used in order to increase the dynamic behavior of data-spaces by
enriching them with programmable capabilities. In real-life scenarios time constraints come as a natural requirement. In this paper we introduce this temporal aspect in the definition of distributed blackboard rules in several ways in order to accommodate requirements which impose observing sets of events that occur at
given time points as well as within given time frames. Moreover, this allows to define
contexts as ordered sequences of events and to change their significance
according to the amount of time in which they are satisfied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing
Subtitle of host publicationWorkshops of ESOCC 2013, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsCarlos Canal, Massimo Villari
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-45364-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-45363-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventFOCLASA 2013 - Malaga, Spain
Duration: 11 Sep 201311 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science


ConferenceFOCLASA 2013


  • coordination languages
  • blackboard rules
  • time

Cite this

Jacquet, J-M., Linden, I., & Staicu, M-O. (2013). On the Introduction of Time in Distributed Blackboard Rules. In C. Canal, & M. Villari (Eds.), Advances in Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing : Workshops of ESOCC 2013, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 393, pp. 144-158). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 393). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45364-9_13