Computer Laboratory

CEA - Cambridge Event Architecture

Our early work on the Cambridge Event Architecture (CEA) extended the then-predominant, object-oriented middleware (CORBA and Java) with a publish, register, notify paradigm.

CEA events were typed to support the programming of distributed, event-based applications.

Some of the work on CEA was funded by EPSRC grants. Follow the links below for a description of the work including reports and overview foils.

Here is an event library called ODLCOBEA for free download. ODL is ODMGs Object Definition Language which subsumes CORBA IDL.

We also built an application using the CEA: Active House

CEA was used in the Home Area Network project.