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A Symbolic Semantics for the pi-Calculus

Boreale, Michele and De Nicola, Rocco A Symbolic Semantics for the pi-Calculus. Information and Computation, 126 (1). pp. 34-52. ISSN 0890-5401 (1996)

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We use symbolic transition systems as a basis for providing theπ-calculus with an alternative semantics. The latter is more amenable to automatic manipulation and sheds light on the logical differences among different forms of bisimulation over algebras of name-passing processes. Symbolic transitions have the form[formula], whereφis a boolean combination of equalities on names that has to hold for the transition to take place, andαis standard aπ-calculus action. On top of the symbolic transition system, a symbolic bisimulation is defined that captures the standard ones. Finally, a sound and complete proof system is introduced for symbolic bisimulation.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1006/inco.1996.0032
Additional Information: An extended abstract of this paper appears in: B. Jonsson and J. Parrow (eds.), Proceedings of CONCUR'94, Lectures Notes in Computer Science 836, Springer-Verlag, 1994.
Funders: Work partially supported by Progetto Finalizzato Sistemi Informatici e Calcolo Parallelo Contract n. 93.01599.69, by Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informatzione of C.N.R. at Pisa and by the EXPRESS project within the HCM program of EEC.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Rocco De Nicola
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 14:11
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2011 14:36
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/361

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