An algebraic semantics of reflective objects

Yasuyuki Tahara, Fumihiro Kumeno, Akihiko Ohsuga, Shinichi Honiden

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Reflection or metalevel architecture has received attention in recent years, since this approach provides functional extension and dynamic adaptation of computer systems. In this paper, we propose a technique to introduce reflection into a kind of algebraic system called rewriting logic. Since rewriting logic can model concurrent object-oriented systems, our technique enables modeling of reflective object-oriented systems including metaobjects and metaobject protocols. A framework for developing denotational semantics is given based on a category-theoretic model. We present some problems for finishing our semantics which remain unsolved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationObject Technologies for Advanced Software - 2nd JSSST International Symposium ISOTAS 1996, Proceedings
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)3540609547, 9783540609544
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Symposium on Object Technologies for Advanced Software, ISOTAS 1996 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 1996 Mar 111996 Mar 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Symposium on Object Technologies for Advanced Software, ISOTAS 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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