The ProcessEngine: A Process State Server Approach to Process Programming
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The ProcessEngine is a process state server providing storage for process states plus operations for defining and manipulating the structure of those states. It separates the state of a software process from any program for constructing that state. Instead, client programs implement the processes for operating on the process state. This approach has a number of potential benefits, such as support for process formalism interoperability, support for multiple process languages, and low-cost retro-fitting of process into existing environment. The process server interface provides descriptive mechanisms for representing process state as well as product structure. A classification of client programs is provided to show how the state server can be used in a variety of ways.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems