Mobile Processing in Distributed and Open Environments

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 22, 1999 - Computers - 410 pages
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to WAVE, a revolutionary technology that combines the power and flexibility of conventional sequential programming with the open, fully distributed architectures found in the most sophisticated CORBA-based systems. Developed by Peter Sapaty--a noted pioneer in the use of intelligent agents in open and distributed computing--more than a decade before Java, WAVE was designed specifically for use in large-scale distributed information systems.

In Mobile Processing in Distributed and Open Environments, Sapaty provides a complete, hands-on tutorial in the WAVE programming language and its applications. Rather than simply describe the language and its features, he supplies a vast collection of WAVE algorithms, fully explained with working examples and application suggestions. He also supplies expert advice and guidance on designing, developing, and managing agent systems. Crucial topics covered include:
* Managing information networks
* Designing and managing communication networks
* Performing distributed simulation and virtual reality with WAVE
* Building and managing intelligent infrastructures for distributed systems
* Using WAVE in conventional programming
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Started with WAVE Programming
24
CONTENTS
26
The WAVE Language
55
Basic Space Navigation Mechanisms in WAVE
95
The WAVE Automaton
134
Solving Theoretical Graph and Network Problems
168
Organization and Management of Communication
198
Management of Information Networks
232
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Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality in WAVE
263
Intelligent Infrastructures for Distributed Systems
304
WAVE and Conventional Programming
333
Conclusions
379
References
389
Index
403

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About the author (1999)

PETER SAPATY, PhD, is Director of the Department of Distributed Control, Simulation, and Virtual Reality at the Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine.

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