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On the Expressive Power of Klaim-based Calculi

De Nicola, Rocco and Gorla, Daniele and Pugliese, Rosario On the Expressive Power of Klaim-based Calculi. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 128 (2). pp. 117-130. ISSN 1571-0661 (2005)

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In this work, we study the expressive power of variants of Klaim, an experimental language with programming primitives for global computing that combines the process algebra approach with the coordination-oriented one. Klaim has proved to be suitable for programming a wide range of distributed applications with agents and code mobility, and has been implemented on the top of a runtime system based on Java. The expressivity of its constructs is tested by distilling from it some (more and more foundational) calculi and studying the encoding of each of the considered languages into a simpler one. An encoding of the asynchronous [pi]-calculus into one of these calculi is also presented.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.entcs.2004.11.032
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency (EXPRESS 2004)
Funders: This work has been partially supported by EU FET – Global Computing initiative, projects MIKADO IST-2001-32222. The funding body is not responsible for any use that might be made of the results presented here.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global Computing; Code Migration; Tuple Spaces; Expressivity; Encodings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Rocco De Nicola
Date Deposited: 24 May 2011 09:09
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 14:54
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/311

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