Communicating Process Architectures
Communicating Process Architectures 2014,
the 36th. WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel systems, takes place from
Sunday August 24th to Wednesday August 27th 2014 and is hosted by the
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.
Accommodation and evening Fringe sessions will be at
St. Anne's College,
a few minutes walk from the Department.
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:
and to stimulate discussion and ideas on the roles concurrency will play in the future:
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, ...);
Of course, neither of the above sets of bullets are exclusive.
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.
A database of papers and presentations from WoTUG conferences is here.
The Abstract below has been randomly selected from this database.
HCSP: Extending CSP for Codesign and Shared Memory
HCSP is a variant of CSP adapted to capture the semantics of hardware compilation, among other purposes. It extends CSP in several ways; it includes priority; events can be combined; new synchronization constructors are introduced; and state is explicitly modelled. Including state permits the treatment of shared memory as well as message passing systems. A possible denotational semantics is included here ths allowing proper treatment of such systems. Although most of these extensions were motivated by the needs of hardware compilation, HCSP can be applied more widely including software and thus can form the foundation of a codesign language. HCSP is an extension of CSPP; familiarity of CSPP is assumed here.