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    Distributed Systems

    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario has a strong history of addressing issues related to distributed systems. Distributed systems support distributed applications that are composed of multiple services. Increasingly we are seeing that services come from different organizations. The emergence of standards for web services and web service compositions facilitates the development of large-scale applications developed in heterogeneous environments with multiple administrative domains. A primary goal of much of the research in our group is to ensure that the services behave as expected with respect to availability, performance and security. To achieve our goals requires research in a wide range of topics that include the following: