Informatics Europe: Programming Distributed Decentralized Applications

23.02.2022 17:00-18:00

Speaker: Prof. Mira Mezini, TU Darmstadt | Location: online

Organizer: Informatics Europe

Speaker: Prof. Mira Mezini, TU Darmstadt


Today’s applications – ranging from mobile digital services (instant messengers, multiplayer games, etc.), collaborative workflows (Google Docs, Figma, Trello, etc.), real-time businesses (cross-organizational workflows, collaborative condition monitoring, etc.), autonomous vehicle services, production 4.0 software, and more – are very different from traditional ones: They run on globally distributed computing infrastructures, consistently interact with the outside world and are data-driven. In this talk, I will argue that to cope with challenges posed by these new computing realities we need programming models and technologies that offer safety and security properties by-design. More specifically, I will talk about language-integrated solutions that offer formally-proven consistency guarantees “out-of-the-box” in a decentralized and privacy-preserving manner and will present the ideas in the context of REScala ( – a library-based Scala extension.

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