Federating Process-Centered Environments: The Oz Experience [chapter]

Israel Z. Ben-Shaul, Gail E. Kaiser
1998 Process Technology  
We describe two models for federating process-centered environments (PCEs): homogeneous federation among distinct instances of the same environment framework enacting the same or di erent process models, and heterogeneous federation among diverse process enactment systems. We identify the requirements and consider possible architectures for each model, although we concentrate primarily on the homogeneous case. The bulk of the paper presents our choice of architecture, and corresponding
more » ... cture, for homogeneous federation among Marvel environment instances as realized i n t h e Oz system. We brie y consider how a single Marvel environment, or an Oz federation of Marvel environments, might be i n t e grated into a heterogeneous federation based o n P r ocessWall's facilities for interoperating PCEs.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-5441-7_5 fatcat:t4ne2rdnmreibgtcgxxsoltmu4