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50 Years of Isolation

Goonasekera, Nuwan A., Caelli, William J., & Sahama, Tony R. (2009) 50 Years of Isolation. In IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 54-60.

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Abstract

The traditional means for isolating applications from each other is via the use of operating system provided “process” abstraction facilities. However, as applications now consist of multiple fine-grained components, the traditional process abstraction model is proving to be insufficient in ensuring this isolation. Statistics indicate that a high percentage of software failure occurs due to propagation of component failures. These observations are further bolstered by the attempts by modern Internet browser application developers, for example, to adopt multi-process architectures in order to increase robustness. Therefore, a fresh look at the available options for isolating program components is necessary and this paper provides an overview of previous and current research on the area.

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ID Code: 29857
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Component Isolation, Component Software, Dependable Systems
DOI: 10.1109/UIC-ATC.2009.86
ISBN: 9780769537375
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer Software not elsewhere classified (080399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Operating Systems (080307)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2010 15:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:05

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