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Toward a New Computing Model

for an Open Distributed Environment

Mario Tokoro

Department of Computer Science
Keio University
3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Yokohama 223 JAPAN
Tel: +81-44-63-1926 Telefax: +81-44-63-3421 E-mail: [email protected]

November 26, 1991


This paper proposes a new computing model called computational field model, or CFM for short, for solving a problem in an object-oriented open distributed environment. In this model, we envisage an open-ended distributed environment as a continuous computational field. We introduce the notions of distance between objects and the mass of an object to the model. Thus, solving a problem can be seen as a mutual effect between the computational field and the problem.

?also with Sony Computer Science Laboratory Inc., Takanawa Muse Building, 3-14-13 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141 JAPAN. Tel: +81-3-448-4380, Telefax: +81-3-448-4273, E-mail: [email protected]