On How Distribution and Mobility Interfere with Coordination

  • Antónia Lopes
  • José Luiz Fiadeiro
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2755)


With the advent of the e-Economy, system architectures need to take into account that Distribution and Mobility define a dimension that is not orthogonal to the traditional two – coordination and computation. In this paper, we address the way that this additional dimension interferes with coordination. First, we address the effectiveness of connectors in place in a system when the properties of the media through which its components can be effectively coordinated are taken into account. Then, we consider the modelling of coordination styles that are location-dependent or even involve the management of the location of the coordinated parties.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antónia Lopes
    • 1
  • José Luiz Fiadeiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Informatics, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of Lisbon, Campo GrandeLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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