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Towards an Actor-based Concurrent Machine Model

Schippers, Hans, Van Cutsem, Tom, Marr, Stefan, Haupt, Michael, Hirschfeld, Robert (2009) Towards an Actor-based Concurrent Machine Model. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on the Implementation, Compilation, Optimization of Object-Oriented Languages, Programs and Systems (ICOOOLPS). (doi:10.1145/1565824.1565825) (KAR id:63851)

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In this position paper we propose to extend an existing delegation-based machine model with concurrency primitives. The original machine model which is built on the concepts of objects, messages, and delegation, provides support for languages enabling multi-dimensional separation of concerns (MDSOC). We propose to extend this model with an actor-based concurrency model, allowing for both true parallelism as well as lightweight concurrency primitives such as coroutines. In order to demonstrate its expressiveness, we informally describe how three high-level languages supporting different concurrency models can be mapped onto our extended machine model. We also provide an outlook on the extended model's potential to support concurrency-related MDSOC features.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/1565824.1565825
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Stefan Marr
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2017 17:11 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
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