Intel Research Seminar

DATE: Thursday, December 11, 2003
TIME: Noon - 1:30 pm
PLACE: Intel Seminar (417 S. Craig Street - 3rd Floor)

Anca-Andreea Ivan
New York University

Partitionable Services Framework: Seamless Access to Distributed Applications in Heterogeneous Environments

The key problem in contemporary distributed systems is writing and automatically deploying distributed applications in dynamically changing heterogeneous networks, while ensuring that the user's QoS requirements are satisfied. One attractive solution would be to write simple distributed applications that express at a high level their efficiency, security requirements, and their malleability to environment changes and continuous user input, and create adaptable infrastructures that automatically and transparently deploy the applications with minimal user input. Unfortunately, no current system achieves these goals. In this talk I will explore the thesis that by exposing qualitative and quantitative properties and relationships between component-based applications and heterogeneous environments, automatic deployment in resource constrained and dynamically changing environments becomes feasible. I will also describe the Partitionable Services Framework (PSF), a component-based framework developed in order to validate the idea of my thesis. PSF enables dynamic configuration and transparent adaptation of general component-based applications. Using PSF, I will highlight the main contributions of my research: (1) defining suitable component and network models, (2) building a scalable planner which exploits the expressivity of the component model to efficiently find a valid plan, and (3) building a secure application deployment process.

Anca-Andreea Ivan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at New York University. Her research interests cover the areas of adaptable distributed systems and applied security. She received her B.S. degree from the "Politechnica" University Bucharest, Romania, in 1997, and M.Sc. degree from New York University, NY, in 2000.

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