DS0702 -

Abstraction layers for distributed computing – DESCARTES

Submission summary

Despite the practical interests of reusable frameworks for implementing specific distributed services, many of these frameworks still lack solid theoretical bases, and only provide partial solutions for a narrow range of services. We argue that this is mainly due to the lack of a generic framework that is able to unify the large body of fundamental knowledge on distributed computation that has been acquired over the last 40 years. The DESCARTES project aims at bridging this gap, by developing a systematic model of distributed computation that organizes the functionalities of a distributed computing system into reusable modular constructs assembled via well-defined mechanisms that maintain sound theoretical guarantees on the resulting system. DESCARTES arises from the strong belief that distributed computing is now mature enough to resolve the tension between the social needs for distributed computing systems, and the lack of a fundamentally sound and systematic way to realize these systems.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Cyril Gavoille (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


IRIF Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale
LaBRI Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique
IRISA IRISA - U. Rennes 1

Help of the ANR 395,058 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2016 - 48 Months

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