An Educational Tool for Interactive Parallel and Distributed Processing

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011

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In this paper we try to describe how the Modular Interactive Tiles System (MITS) can be a valuable tool for introducing students to interactive parallel and distributed processing programming. This is done by providing an educational hands-on tool that allows a change of representation of the abstract problems related to designing interactive parallel and distributed systems. Indeed, MITS seems to bring a series of goals into the education, such as parallel programming, distributedness, communication protocols, master dependency, software behavioral models, adaptive interactivity, feedback, connectivity, topology, island modeling, user and multiuser interaction, which can hardly be found in other tools. Finally, we introduce the system of modular interactive tiles as a tool for easy, fast, and flexible hands-on exploration of these issues, and through examples show how to implement interactive parallel and distributed processing with different software behavioural models such as open loop, randomness based, rule based, user interaction based, AI and ALife based software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 16. International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics
Publication date2011
StatePublished

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Conference16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics
Number16
CountryJapan
CityBeppu
Period27/01/1129/01/11
Internet addresshttp://alife-robotics.co.jp/

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