OMG Internet PSIG
August 23-24, 1999
San Jose, CA
Monday, August 23, 1999
0900-0915 WOIA and OTAM Working Group - Next Steps?
0915-1015 MITRE's Mobile Code Architecture, John McKim, MITRE
Abstract. By applying Sun's Jini technology to solve our
customer's problems, MITRE's Mobile Code Architecture research project
aspires to make device/software connectivity and interoperability simple,
reliable, and standard. While providing cost savings in administration
and development, Jini also provides the tools to build more reliable, configurable,
and self-healing systems to meet our customers unique needs. Jini's
approach to network integration is to group devices and software components
into a single, dynamic distributed system. The resulting federation
provides simple network access and ease of administration, together with
shared common services. Using this technology, systems can be built
that have the capability for their components to dynamically configure
and discover themselves in the field. The architecture is targeted at federations
ranging from 2 to 3 users in small groups to larger clusters of 1000 or
more. Federation members share access to services, which can be composed
to perform a particular task. To support this concept, Jini provides
a programming model, which includes distributed events, transactions, and
a leasing model. This talk will detail how Mobile Object technology can
be used by the OMG to expand CORBA's infrastructure to include dynamic
discovery and join of CORBA clients and servers within a federation.
It will also provide the basis for a discussion to investigate discovery
and join mechanisms within the framework of CORBA services.
1030-1200 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Working Group,
Henry Rothkopf, MITRE
Tuesday, August 24, 1999
WOIA and OTAM working groups are not scheduled to meet.