12.Support for (Re)configuration in Distributed Systems

by Daniel Hagimont (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France)

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Ongoing Research

Future Directions

CaberNet Related Activities

The objective of this project is to analyse the integration of an industrial vision system in a Profibus DP Network and study the performance and dependability.

The project's goal is to develop a methodology and an architecture to improve dependability for non-safety critical, distributed, embedded automation systems with both IP (inter-site) and dedicated (intra-site) connections.

The objective of this project is to develop a distributed fault tolerant architecture for a mobile robot control. This architecture uses a vision and a wireless subsystem and motion control subsystem interconnected by a fibre optics area network (CAN).

Iguana/J is an architecture for supporting unanticipated dynamic adaptation of Java software systems without pre-processing or modification of source code or byte code.

The aims of the OpenORB Project are: i) to develop an architecture for reflective middleware, based on industrial standards such as CORBA, ii) to develop a prototype implementation of this architecture, and
iii) to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach in key areas such as QoS management, distribution transparency, and group services. Our ultimate aim is to be able to define a meta-object protocol (MOP) for standards such as CORBA. Key issues in this research include: i) developing a language independent reflective architecture, ii) investigating issues of security and integrity, and iii) minimising the performance overhead of reflection.

The aim of the STATUS project is to study and determine the connections between software architecture and the usability of the resultant software system and to explain the characteristics of software architectures that improve software usability.


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