COPS: Cooperative problem solving using DCOM

K. Barkaoui, M. Jmaiel, A. Mili

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We present a framework that utilizes Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) for distributed problem solving. The Cooperative Problem Solving (COPS) system provides for the coding and execution of a parallel algorithm by a number of networked computers running Microsoft Windows. We show the effectiveness of the COPS system by implementing parallel breadth-first search used in conjunction with a branch-and-bound algorithm for the Traveling Salesman Problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-90
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Systems and Software
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 15 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


  • Branch-and-bound
  • COPS
  • DCOM
  • Distributed problem solving
  • Parallel breadth-first search
  • Parallel systems
  • Traveling Salesman Problem


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