WoTUG - The place for concurrent processes

Annual Conference: Communicating Process Architectures

Communicating Process Architectures 2015, the 37th. WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel systems, takes place from Sunday August 23rd. to Wednesday August 26th. 2015 and is hosted by the School of Computing, University of Kent. Accommodation and evening Fringe sessions will be at Keynes College, a few minutes walk from the School.

About WoTUG

WoTUG provides a forum for the discussion and promotion of concurrency ideas, tools and products in computer science. It organises specialist workshops and annual conferences that address key concurrency issues at all levels of software and hardware granularity. WoTUG aims to progress the leading state of the art in:

  • theory (programming models, process algebra, semantics, ...);
  • practice (multicore processors and run-times, clusters, clouds, libraries, languages, verification, model checking, ...);
  • education (at school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, ...);
  • applications (complex systems, modelling, supercomputing, embedded systems, robotics, games, e-commerce, ...);
and to stimulate discussion and ideas on the roles concurrency will play in the future:
  • for the next generation of scalable computer infrastructure (hard and soft) and application, where scaling means the ability to ramp up functionality (stay in control as complexity increases) as well as physical metrics (such as absolute performance and response times);
  • for system integrity (dependability, security, safety, liveness, ...);
  • for making things simple.
Of course, neither of the above sets of bullets are exclusive.

WoTUG publications

A database of papers and presentations from WoTUG conferences is here. The Abstract below has been randomly selected from this database.

On Linear Time and Congruence in Channel-Passing Calculi

By Frederic Peschanski

Process algebras such as CSP or the Pi-calculus are theories to reason about concurrent software. The Pi-calculus also introduces channel passing to address specific issues in mobility. Despite their similarity, the languages expose salient divergences at the formal level. CSP is built upon trace semantics while labelled transition systems and bisimulation are the privileged tools to discuss the Pi-calculus semantics. In this paper, we try to bring closer both approaches at the theoretical level by showing that proper trace semantics can be built upon the Pi-calculus. Moreover, by introducing locations, we obtain the same discriminative power for both the trace and bisimulation equivalences, in the particular case of early semantics. In a second part, we propose to develop the semantics of a slightly modified language directly in terms of traces. This language retains the full expressive power of the Pi-calculus and most notably supports channel passing. Interestingly, the resulting equivalence, obtained from late semantics, exhibits a nice congruence property over process expressions.

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