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Geo-registers : an abstraction for spatial-based distributed computing

Abstract : In this work we present a novel abstraction that allows a set of distributed processes, aware of their respective positions in space, to collectively maintain information associated to an area in the physical world. This abstraction is a logical object shared between participating processes and provides two operations, namely read and write, as for traditional registers. This paper provides a specification and implementation of such a shared object for non concurrent writes and multiple readers, then describes a possible extension to concurrent writes. We also provide insights on how this kind of objects could be useful to program location-aware applications .
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Matthieu Roy, François Bonnet, Leonardo Querzoni, Silvia Bonomi, Marc-Olivier Killijian, et al.. Geo-registers : an abstraction for spatial-based distributed computing. Principles of Distributed Systems. OPODIS 2008, Dec 2008, Louxor, Egypt. 11p., ⟨10.1007/978-3-540-92221-6_34⟩. ⟨hal-01741220⟩

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