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Foundations of Session Types and Behavioural Contracts

Huttel, Hans and Lanese, Ivan and Vasconcelos, Vasco Thudichum and Caires, Luis and Carbone, Marco and Deniélou, Pierre-Malo and Mostrous, Dimitris and Padovani, Luca and Ravara, Antonio and Tuosto, Emilio and Torres Vieira, Hugo and Zavattaro, Gianluigi Foundations of Session Types and Behavioural Contracts. ACM Computing Surveys, 49 (1). pp. 1-36. ISSN 0360-0300 (2016)

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Behavioural type systems, usually associated to concurrent or distributed computations, encompass concepts such as interfaces, communication protocols, and contracts, in addition to the traditional input/output operations. The behavioural type of a software component specifies its expected patterns of interaction using expressive type languages, so types can be used to determine automatically whether the component interacts correctly with other components. Two related important notions of behavioural types are those of session types and behavioural contracts. This article surveys the main accomplishments of the last 20 years within these two approaches.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Hugo Vieria
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 14:16
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 14:16
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3695

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