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Thesis Defense - Hall

 
12/17/1998
9:30am-11:30am
ECOT 831

Agent-based Software Configuration and Deployment
Richard S. Hall
Computer Science PhD Candidate

Software deployment is an evolving collection of interrelated processes such as release, install, adapt, reconfigure, update, activate, deactivate, remove, and retire. The connectivity of large networks, such as the Internet, is affecting how software deployment is being performed. To take full advantage of this connectivity, new software deployment technologies must be introduced in order to support these processes.

The Software Dock research project is creating a distributed, agent-based deployment framework to support the ongoing cooperation and negotiation among software producers themselves and among software producers and software consumers. This deployment framework is enabled by the use of a standardized semantic schema for describing software systems, called the Deployable Software Description (DSD) format. The Software Dock employs agents to traverse between software producers and consumers and to perform software deployment activities by interpreting the semantic descriptions of the software systems. The Software Dock infrastructure enables software producers to offer high-level deployment services that were previously not possible to their customers.

Committee: Alexander Wolf, Associate Professor (Chair)
Dennis Heimbigner, Research Associate Professor
Benjamin Zorn, Associate Professor
Dirk Grunwald, Associate Professor
Richard Taylor, University of California, Irvine

 
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