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An Event Algebra for Specifying and Scheduling Munindar P. Singh, Greg Meredith, \Lambda Christine Tomlinson, and Paul C. Attie y
 

Summary: An Event Algebra for Specifying and Scheduling
Workflows
Munindar P. Singh, Greg Meredith, \Lambda Christine Tomlinson, and Paul C. Attie y
Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation
Research & Development Division
3500 West Balcones Center Drive
Austin, TX 78759
USA
msingh@mcc.com
msingh@cs.utexas.edu
Abstract
Heterogeneous systems arise when preexisting or legacy in­
formation systems are integrated in such a way as to pre­
serve their autonomy and past applications. Workflows are
the semantically appropriate units of activity in such en­
vironments. They involve a variety of tasks and are best
represented by different extended transaction models or
combinations thereof. We present an approach by which
workflows can be efficiently scheduled. Our novel contribu­
tion is an event algebra in which dependencies character­

  

Source: Attie, Paul - Department of Computer Science, American University of Beirut
Singh, Munindar P. - Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences