43 Years of Actors: a Taxonomy of Actor Models and Their Key Properties

@inproceedings{Koster201643YO,
  title={43 Years of Actors: a Taxonomy of Actor Models and Their Key Properties},
  author={Joeri De Koster and Tom Van Cutsem and Wolfgang De Meuter},
  booktitle={AGERE!@SPLASH},
  year={2016}
}
The Actor Model is a message passing concurrency model that was originally proposed by Hewitt et al. in 1973. It is now 43 years later and since then researchers have explored a plethora of variations on this model. This paper presents a history of the Actor Model throughout those years. The goal of this paper is not to provide an exhaustive overview of every actor system in existence but rather to give an overview of some of the exemplar languages and libraries that influenced the design and… CONTINUE READING
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