Accélération de plates-formes Java embarquées : techniques et cadre formel

Authors: Ketari, Lamia
Advisor: Debbabi, Mourad
Abstract: Nowdays, we are witnessing a high expansion of the mobile and wireless devices market. In this context, the Java technology is emerging as a standard execution environment due to its appealing features such as mobility, portability and security. In particular, The J2ME/CLDC platform (Java 2 Micro Edition for Connected Limited Device Configuration) is dedicated to the Java application development for mobile devices and embedded systems. The J2ME/CLDC platform is equipped with a light Java virtual machine, called KVM (Kilobyte Virtual Machine). The main issue of this virtual machine is its performance due to the interpretation mechanism. Consequently, there is a real need to design and implement acceleration techniques for the KVM. Moreover, constraints of wireless and mobile devices in terms of footprint, computation and energy consumption should be considered in the design of these techniques. The main objectives of this thesis are the design and the implementation of acceleration techniques dedicated to the Java virtual machine for the J2ME/CLDC platform. We also intent to elaborate a semantic model to formally capture the bytecode language of the J2ME/CLDC platform.The main research results that achieved these objectives are : 1. The design and implementation of a dynamic selective compiler that speeds up the KVM by a rate of 400%. Other acceleration techniques has been designed and implemented to enhance the method call mechanism. 2. The elaboration of a denotational semantic model with continuations that supports the particular features of the Java language : concurrency, unbounded nondeterminism, escaping constructs and data. 3. The specification of the bytecode language of the J2ME/CLDC platform in the elaborated semantic model.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2007
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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