| Louis Perrochon. National
Research Center on the Quantificationand Simulation of Economic
ProcessesHumboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
The Web made publishing and accessing documents easy and
as a result, many recent scientific publications are available
on the Web. However, the Web does not support publications
of methods (scripts, programs, models, macros, remote services
etc.) well except as static files or using CGI. This talk
centers around the CoMMM architecture and object-oriented
application framework for a distributed management system
and runtime environment for mathematical methods and data.
CoMMM allows easy dissemination of new methods over the Internet
by supporting the publishing of new methods and search and
retrieval of existing methods. Methods can be scripts for
scientific computing packages like Mathematica or Matlab,
compiled programs or stand-alone Internet servers providing
computational services. Methods can be applied to data available
within CoMMM or anywhere on the Internet. CoMMM servers allow
people to access resources they don't have locally. Engineers,
scientists and students can use remote services from within
the software they are using on their workstation.
Available files: [gzipped PowerPoint]
Louis Perrochon, August 1, 1999