WoTUG - The place for concurrent processes

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.

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.

A method for monitoring occam internal channels

By A. d'Acierno, Giuseppe de Pietro, Umberto Villano

In a Transputer environment, where the data exchange and the synchronizations between any two processes are carried out by means of I/O operations, the monitoring of the channels used for implementing the message exchange is of particular interest. In this paper a method is illustrated for monitoring the internal channels of an Occam program. This method introduces little CPU overhead, no additional communication cost, and preserves the synchronization behaviour of the two communicating processes. Its characteristics have been attained by means of a particular monitoring mechanism, based upon a rather unusual use of some Transputer machine language instructions, canonically used to implement guarded communications within the Occam ALT construct.

Complete record...


Pages © WoTUG, or the indicated author. All Rights Reserved.
Comments on these web pages should be addressed to: www at wotug.org