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Partial orderings descriptions and observations of nondeterministic concurrent processes

Degano, Pierpaolo and De Nicola, Rocco and Montanari, Ugo Partial orderings descriptions and observations of nondeterministic concurrent processes. In: Linear Time, Branching Time and Partial Order in Logics and Models for Concurrency (REX Workshop 1988). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 354 . Springer, pp. 438-466. ISBN 3-540-51080-X (1988)

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A methodology is introduced for defining truly concurrent semantics of processes as equivalence classes of Labelled Event Structures (LES). The construction of a les providing the operational semantics of systems consists of three main steps. First, systems are decomposed into sets of sequential processes and a set of rewriting rules is introduced which describe both the actions sequential processes may perform and their causal relation. Then, the rewriting rules are used to build an occurrence net. Finally, the required event structure is easily derived from the occurrence net. As a test case, a partial ordering operational semantics is introduced first for a subset of Milner's CCS and then for the whole calculus. The proposed semantics are consistent with the original interleaving semantics of the calculus and are able to capture all and only the parallelism present in its multiset semantics. In order to obtain more abstract semantic definitions, new notions of observational equivalence on Labelled Event Structures are introduced that preserve both concurrency and nondeterminism.

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number: 10.1007/BFb0013030
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semantics of Programming Languages - Communicating Processes - Observational Equivalence - Concurrency - Nondeterminism - CCS - LES
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Rocco De Nicola
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 10:06
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2011 14:36
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/383

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