Bigraph Metaprogramming for Distributed Computation
Perrone, G. D. (2010). Bigraph Metaprogramming for Distributed Computation (Thesis, Master of Science (MSc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10289/4389
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Ubiquitous computing is a paradigm that emphasises integration of computing activities into the fabric of everyday life. With the increasing availability of small, cheap computing devices, the ubiquitous computing model seems more and more likely to supplant desktop computing as the dominant paradigm. Similarly, the presence of high-speed network connectivity between vast numbers of computers has already made distributed computing the preferred paradigm for many application domains. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to software development are not necessarily well-suited to developing software in a post-desktop world. We present an extension to the bigraphical reactive systems formalism that enables us to construct a programming language based upon it. We believe that this programming language provides programmers with an environment better suited to the challenges that arise when creating software within a distributed or ubiquitous computing paradigm. We detail our modification to the theory of bigraphical reactive systems that enables metaprogramming. Finally, we provide a description of our prototype implementation of a programming language that enables metaprogramming of bigraphical reactive systems.
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