Accession Number:

ADA446048

Title:

The ProcessEngine: A Process State Server Approach to Process Programming

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE