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"... Fiore and Hur [18] recently introduced a novel methodology—henceforth referred to as Sol—for the Synthesis of equational and rewriting logics from mathematical models. In [18], Sol was successfully applied to rationally reconstruct the traditional equational logic for universal algebra of Birkhoff [ ..."

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Fiore and Hur [18] recently introduced a novel methodology—henceforth referred to as Sol—for the Synthesis of equational and rewriting logics from mathematical models. In [18], Sol was successfully applied to rationally reconstruct the traditional equational logic for universal algebra of Birkhoff [3] and its multi-sorted version [26], and also to synthesise a new version of the Nominal Algebra of Gabbay and Mathijssen [41] and the Nominal Equational Logic of Clouston and Pitts [8] for reasoning about languages with name-binding operators. Based on these case studies and further preliminary investigations, we contend that Sol can make an impact in the problem of engineering logics for modern computational languages. For example, our proposed research on secondorder equational logic will provide foundations for designing a second-order extension of the Maude system [37], a first-order semantic and logical framework used in formal software engineering for specification and programming. Our research strategy can be visualised as follows: (I)

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, 2007

"... The primary goal of this paper is to present a unified way to transform the syntax of a logic system into certain initial algebraic structure so that it can be studied algebraically. The algebraic structures which one may choose for this purpose are various clones over a full subcategory of a catego ..."

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The primary goal of this paper is to present a unified way to transform the syntax of a logic system into certain initial algebraic structure so that it can be studied algebraically. The algebraic structures which one may choose for this purpose are various clones over a full subcategory of a category. We show that the syntax of equational logic, lambda calculus and first order logic can be represented as clones or right algebras of clones over the set of positive integers. The semantics is then represented by structures derived from left algebras of these clones.

### MFPS 25 Preliminary Proceedings Two cotensors in one: Presentations of algebraic theories for local state and fresh names

"... Various situations in computer science call for categories that support both cartesian closed and monoidal closed structure. Such situations include (i) models of local state, where the monoidal product describes disjointness of memory, and (ii) treatment of fresh names, as required in models of the ..."

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Various situations in computer science call for categories that support both cartesian closed and monoidal closed structure. Such situations include (i) models of local state, where the monoidal product describes disjointness of memory, and (ii) treatment of fresh names, as required in models of the π-calculus. I propose a technique to embed the two closed structures into one single structure. To demonstrate the technique, I show how previously studied theories of local state and fresh names can be understood formally as presentations of (enriched) algebraic theories. 1

### Presheaf models for the π-calculus

- In Proc. CTCS’97, volume 1290 of LNCS
, 1997

"... Abstract. The finite π-calculus has an explicit set-theoretic functor-category model that is known to be fully abstract for strong late bisimulation congruence. We characterize this as the initial free algebra for an appropriate set of operations and equations in the enriched Lawvere theories of Plo ..."

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Abstract. The finite π-calculus has an explicit set-theoretic functor-category model that is known to be fully abstract for strong late bisimulation congruence. We characterize this as the initial free algebra for an appropriate set of operations and equations in the enriched Lawvere theories of Plotkin and Power. Thus we obtain a novel algebraic description for models of the π-calculus, and validate an existing construction as the universal such model. The algebraic operations are intuitive, covering name creation, communication of names over channels, and nondeterminism; the equations then combine these features in a modular fashion. We work in an enriched setting, over a “possible worlds ” category of sets indexed by available names. This expands significantly on the classical notion of algebraic theories, and in particular allows us to use nonstandard arities that vary as processes evolve. Based on our algebraic theory we describe a category of models for the π-calculus, and show that they all preserve bisimulation congruence. We develop a direct construction of free models in this category; and generalise previous results to prove that all free-algebra models are fully abstract. 1