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Talk at the Informatics Colloquium at LMU München.
Abstract: Aggregation plays a central role in many computational paradigms and their applications. Classical examples are fold/reduce functions in functional programming, reduce/gather operations in parallel programming, and set functions in database programming. Aggregation is essential as well in many of today's IT trends, from Big (Graph) Data analytics to coordination of devices and services in complex distributed systems such as the Internet-of-Things. Aggregate programming models, languages and techniques are indeed a current topic of research in several communities. I will discuss how a soft variant of a modal logic can provide a convenient declarative approach to aggregate programming and I will mention applications to distributed coordination of agents and to distributed graph analytics.