Control Flow Versus Data Flow in Distributed Systems Integration: Revival of Flow-Based Programming for the Industrial Internet of Things

@article{Hasselbring2021ControlFV,
  title={Control Flow Versus Data Flow in Distributed Systems Integration: Revival of Flow-Based Programming for the Industrial Internet of Things},
  author={Wilhelm Hasselbring and Maik Wojcieszak and Schahram Dustdar and Schahram Dustdar},
  journal={IEEE Internet Computing},
  year={2021},
  volume={25},
  pages={5-12}
}
When we consider the application layer1 of networked infrastructures, data and control flow are important concerns in distributed systems integration. Modularity is a fundamental principle in software design,2 in particular for distributed system architectures. Modularity emphasizes high cohesion of individual modules and low coupling between modules. Microservices are a recent modularization approach with the specific requirements of independent deployability and, in particular, decentralized… 

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