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A Calculus for Attribute-based Communication

Alrahman, Yehia Abd and De Nicola, Rocco and Loreti, Michele and Tiezzi, Francesco and Vigo, Roberto A Calculus for Attribute-based Communication. In: Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 2015, New York, USA pp. 1840-1845. ISBN 978-1-4503-3196-8. (2015)

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The notion of attribute-based communication seems promising to model and analyse systems with huge numbers of interacting components that dynamically adjust and combine their behaviour to achieve specific goals. A basic process calculus, named AbC, is introduced that has as primitive construct exactly attribute-based communication and its impact on the above mentioned kind of systems is considered. An AbC system consists of a set of parallel components each of which is equipped with a set of attributes. Communication takes place in a broadcast fashion and communication links among components are dynamically established by taking into account interdependences determined by predicates over attributes. First, the syntax and the reduction semantics of AbC are presented, then its expressiveness and effectiveness is demonstrated by modelling two scenarios from the realm of TV streaming channels. An example of how well-established process calculi could be encoded into AbC is given by considering the translation into AbC of a prototypical π-calculus process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number: 10.1145/2695664.2695668
Additional Information: SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84943609297; WOS Accession Number: WOS:000382304600290
Uncontrolled Keywords: attribute-based communication, communication paradigms, process calculi, semantics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Caterina Tangheroni
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 09:53
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3566

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