Posted on October 30, 2016

Towards an Integration of the Actor Model in an FRP Language for Small-Scale Embedded Systems

Takuo Watanabe & Kensuke Sawada
6th International Workshop on Programming based on Actors, Agents, and Decentralized Control (AGERE!@SPLASH 2016), Amsterdam, Oct. 30, 2016.


This paper presents an integration of the Actor model in Emfrp, a functional reactive programming language designed for resource constrained embedded systems. In this integration, actors not only express nodes that represent time-varying values, but also present communication mechanism. The integration provides a higher-level view of the internal representation of nodes, representations of time-varying values, as well as an actor-based inter-device communication mechanism.