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Communicating Process Architectures (CPA)
 Title: Concurrency Control and Recovery Management for Open e-Business Transactions
 Conference: Communicating Process Architectures 2007
 Authors: Amir R. Razavi, Sotiris K. Moschoyiannis, Paul J. Krause
Department of Computing, School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey
 Abstract: Concurrency control mechanisms such as turn-taking, locking, serialization, transactional locking mechanism, and operational transformation try to provide data consistency when concurrent activities are permitted in a reactive system. Locks are typically used in transactional models for assurance of data consistency and integrity in a concurrent environment. In addition, recovery management is used to preserve atomicity and durability in transaction models. Unfortunately, conventional lock mechanisms severely (and intentionally) limit concurrency in a transactional environment. Such lock mechanisms also limit recovery capabilities. Finally, existing recovery mechanisms themselves afford a considerable overhead to concurrency. This paper describes a new transaction model that supports release of early results inside and outside of a transaction, decreasing the severe limitations of conventional lock mechanisms, yet still warranties consistency and recoverability of released resources (results). This is achieved through use of a more flexible locking mechanism and by using two types of consistency graph. This provides an integrated solution for transaction management, recovery management and concurrency control. We argue that these are necessary features for management of long-term transactions within digital ecosystems of small to medium enterprises. 

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