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%T A CSP Model for Mobile Channels
%A Peter H. Welch, Frederick R. M. Barnes
%E Peter H. Welch, S. Stepney, F.A.C Polack, Frederick R. M. Barnes, Alistair A. McEwan, G. S. Stiles, Jan F. Broenink, Adam T. Sampson
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2008
%X CSP processes have a static view of their environment
   &mdash; a <i>fixed</i> set of events through
   which they synchronise with each other. In contrast, the
   &pi;\-calculus is based on the dynamic construction of
   events (channels) and their distribution over pre\-existing
   channels. In this way, process networks can be constructed
   dynamically with processes acquiring new connectivity. For
   the construction of complex systems, such as Internet
   trading and the modeling of living organisms,
   such capabilities have an obvious attraction. The
   occam\-&pi; multiprocessing language is built upon
   classical occam, whose design and semantics are founded on
   CSP. To address the dynamics of complex
   systems, occam\-&pi; extensions enable the movement of
   channels (and multiway synchronisation barriers) through
   channels, with constraints in line with previous occam
   discipline for safe and efficient programming. This paper
   reconciles these extensions by building a formal
   (operational) semantics for mobile channels entirely
   within CSP. These semantics provide two benefits: formal
   analysis of occam\-&pi; systems using mobile channels
   and formal specification of implementation mechanisms for
   mobiles used by the occam\-&pi; compiler and run\-time

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