Lubomir F. Bic

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Chair, Computer Science
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

PH.D., University of California, Irvine
MS, Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany

Phone: (949) 824-5248
Fax: (949) 824-4056

University of California, Irvine
CS 408C
Mail Code: 3425
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Parallel and Distributed Computing, Mobile Agents, Biomedical Simulations
Research Abstract
Project MESSENGERS: This project is developing a new programming paradigm for distributed systems based on the principle of autonomous messages, called Messengers. A Messenger carries its own behavior as it propagates through a network of interpreter nodes. At each node, a Messenger can perform arbitrary computations, including the invocation of arbitrary node-resident functions. Hence the collection of Messenger comprising an application may be viewed as a coordination layer, which triggers the execution of node-resident programs and carries data between them. The main objective is to achieve speed-up through parallel processing as well as interactive behavior, since new Messengers of any complexity may be created and injected into the system at runtime. Currently, our main application area for the MESSENGERS paradigm is in biomedical simulation. MESSENGERS is currently operational on a LAN of Sun Workstations.
L. Bic, M. Fukuda, M. Millencourt, Distributed Computing Using Autonomous Objects, IEEE COMPUTER, August, 1996
L. Bic, F. Merchant, P. Borst, M. Corbin, M. Dillencourt, M. Fukuda, P. Sapaty, Simulating Autonomous Objects in a Spatial Database, 9th European Simulation Multiconference, Prague, Czech Republic, June 1995
L. Bic, Distributed Computing using Autonomous Objects, (invited paper) 5th IEEE CS Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, Cheju Island, Korea, Aug. 1995
M. Fukuda, K. Morse, L. Bic, M. Dillencourt, E. Lee, D. Menzel, A Novel Approach to Toxicology Simulation based on Autonomous Objects, SCS Western MultiConference (Simulation in the Medical Sciences), San Diego, Jan. 1996
M. Fukuda, L. Bic, M. Dillencourt, F. Merchant, Intra- and Inter-Object Coordination with MESSENGERS, First Int'l Conf. on Coordination Models and Languages (COORDINATION'96), Cesena, Italy, April 1996
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