Interaction Abstract Machines

  title={Interaction Abstract Machines},
  author={Jean-Marc Andreoli and Paolo Ciancarini and Remo Pareschi},
In this paper, we introduce the metaphor of Interaction Abstract Machines (IAMs), in the same vein of such metaphors as the Chemical Abstract Machine. The main point about IAMs is in allowing interactions among independent, locally deened subsystems | a crucial requirement for capturing the global behavior of open systems. IAMs amalgamate dual concepts in distributed problem solving, such as blackboards and broadcast communication, which are exploited to account for, respectively, the tight… CONTINUE READING