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A Calculus of Mobile Agents
, 1996
"... . We introduce a calculus for mobile agents and give its chemical semantics, with a precise definition for migration, failure, and failure detection. Various examples written in our calculus illustrate how to express remote executions, dynamic loading of remote resources and protocols with mobile ag ..."
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. We introduce a calculus for mobile agents and give its chemical semantics, with a precise definition for migration, failure, and failure detection. Various examples written in our calculus illustrate how to express remote executions, dynamic loading of remote resources and protocols with mobile agents. We give the encoding of our distributed calculus into the joincalculus. 1 Introduction It is not easy to match concurrency and distribution. Suppose, for instance, that we want to implement a concurrent calculus with CCSlike communication channels and with processes running on different physical sites. If we do not locate channels, we quickly face a global consensus problem for nearly every communication which uses the interconnection network. In a previous work [6], we introduced the joincalculus, an asynchronous variant of Milner's ßcalculus with better locality and better static scoping rules. It avoids global consensus and thus may be implemented in a realistic distributed en...
The reflexive CHAM and the joincalculus
 IN PROCEEDINGS OF THE 23RD ACM SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
"... By adding reflexion to the chemical machine of Berry and Boudol, we obtain a formal model of concurrency that is consistent with mobility and distribution. Our model provides the foundations of a programming language with functional and objectoriented features. It can also be seen as a process calc ..."
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By adding reflexion to the chemical machine of Berry and Boudol, we obtain a formal model of concurrency that is consistent with mobility and distribution. Our model provides the foundations of a programming language with functional and objectoriented features. It can also be seen as a process calculus, the joincalculus, which we prove equivalent to the picalculus of Milner, Parrow and Walker.
Decoding Choice Encodings
, 1999
"... We study two encodings of the asynchronous #calculus with inputguarded choice into its choicefree fragment. One encoding is divergencefree, but refines the atomic commitment of choice into gradual commitment. The other preserves atomicity, but introduces divergence. The divergent encoding is ..."
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We study two encodings of the asynchronous #calculus with inputguarded choice into its choicefree fragment. One encoding is divergencefree, but refines the atomic commitment of choice into gradual commitment. The other preserves atomicity, but introduces divergence. The divergent encoding is fully abstract with respect to weak bisimulation, but the more natural divergencefree encoding is not. Instead, we show that it is fully abstract with respect to coupled simulation, a slightly coarserbut still coinductively definedequivalence that does not enforce bisimilarity of internal branching decisions. The correctness proofs for the two choice encodings introduce a novel proof technique exploiting the properties of explicit decodings from translations to source terms.
On Asynchrony in NamePassing Calculi
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, 1998
"... The asynchronous picalculus is considered the basis of experimental programming languages (or proposal of programming languages) like Pict, Join, and Blue calculus. However, at a closer inspection, these languages are based on an even simpler calculus, called Local (L), where: (a) only the output c ..."
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The asynchronous picalculus is considered the basis of experimental programming languages (or proposal of programming languages) like Pict, Join, and Blue calculus. However, at a closer inspection, these languages are based on an even simpler calculus, called Local (L), where: (a) only the output capability of names may be transmitted; (b) there is no matching or similar constructs for testing equality between names. We study the basic operational and algebraic theory of Lpi. We focus on bisimulationbased behavioural equivalences, precisely on barbed congruence. We prove two coinductive characterisations of barbed congruence in Lpi, and some basic algebraic laws. We then show applications of this theory, including: the derivability of delayed input; the correctness of an optimisation of the encoding of callbyname lambdacalculus; the validity of some laws for Join.
A Uniform Type Structure for Secure Information Flow
, 2002
"... The \picalculus is a formalism of computing in which we can compositionally represent dynamics of major programming constructs by decomposing them into a single communication primitive, the name passing. This work reports our experience in using a linear/affine typed \picalculus for the analysis a ..."
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The \picalculus is a formalism of computing in which we can compositionally represent dynamics of major programming constructs by decomposing them into a single communication primitive, the name passing. This work reports our experience in using a linear/affine typed \picalculus for the analysis and development of type systems of programming languages, focussing on secure information flow analysis. After presenting a basic typed calculus for secrecy, we demonstrate its usage by a sound embedding of the dependency core calculus (DCC) and by the development of a novel type discipline for imperative programs which extends both a secure multithreaded imperative language by Smith and Volpano and (a callbyvalue version of) DCC. In each case, the embedding gives a simple proof of noninterference.
Secure Implementation of Channel Abstractions
, 2000
"... Communication in distributed systems often relies on useful abstractions such as channels, remote procedure calls, and remote method invocations. The ..."
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Communication in distributed systems often relies on useful abstractions such as channels, remote procedure calls, and remote method invocations. The
From Rewrite Rules to Bisimulation Congruences
 THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 1998
"... The dynamics of many calculi can be most clearly defined by a reduction semantics. To work with a calculus, however, an understanding of operational congruences is fundamental; these can often be given tractable definitions or characterisations using a labelled transition semantics. This paper consi ..."
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The dynamics of many calculi can be most clearly defined by a reduction semantics. To work with a calculus, however, an understanding of operational congruences is fundamental; these can often be given tractable definitions or characterisations using a labelled transition semantics. This paper considers calculi with arbitrary reduction semantics of three simple classes, firstly ground term rewriting, then leftlinear term rewriting, and then a class which is essentially the action calculi lacking substantive name binding. General definitions of labelled transitions are given in each case, uniformly in the set of rewrite rules, and without requiring the prescription of additional notions of observation. They give rise to bisimulation congruences. As a test of the theory it is shown that bisimulation for a fragment of CCS is recovered. The transitions generated for a fragment of the Ambient Calculus of Cardelli and Gordon, and for SKI combinators, are also discussed briefly.
The Join Calculus: A Language for Distributed Mobile Programming
 In Proceedings of the Applied Semantics Summer School (APPSEM), Caminha
, 2000
"... In these notes, we give an overview of the join calculus, its semantics, and its equational theory. The join calculus is a language that models distributed and mobile programming. It is characterized by an explicit notion of locality, a strict adherence to local synchronization, and a direct emb ..."
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In these notes, we give an overview of the join calculus, its semantics, and its equational theory. The join calculus is a language that models distributed and mobile programming. It is characterized by an explicit notion of locality, a strict adherence to local synchronization, and a direct embedding of the ML programming language. The join calculus is used as the basis for several distributed languages and implementations, such as JoCaml and functional nets.
Graph Types For Monadic Mobile Processes
 University of Edinburgh
, 1996
"... . While types for name passing calculi have been studied extensively in the context of sorting of polyadic ßcalculus [5, 34, 9, 28, 32, 19, 33, 10, 17], the same type abstraction is not possible in the monadic setting, which was left as an open issue by Milner [21]. We solve this problem with an ex ..."
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. While types for name passing calculi have been studied extensively in the context of sorting of polyadic ßcalculus [5, 34, 9, 28, 32, 19, 33, 10, 17], the same type abstraction is not possible in the monadic setting, which was left as an open issue by Milner [21]. We solve this problem with an extension of sorting which captures dynamic aspects of process behaviour in a simple way. Equationally this results in the full abstraction of the standard encoding of polyadic ßcalculus into the monadic one: the sorted polyadic ßterms are equated by a basic behavioural equality in the polyadic calculus if and only if their encodings are equated in a basic behavioural equality in the typed monadic calculus. This is the first result of this kind we know of in the context of the encoding of polyadic name passing, which is a typical example of translation of highlevel communication structures into ß calculus. The construction is general enough to be extendable to encodings of calculi with mo...
Secure Information Flow as Typed Process Behaviour
, 2000
"... We propose a new type discipline for the calculus in which secure information ow is guaranteed by static type checking. Secrecy levels are assigned to channels and are controlled by subtyping. A behavioural notion of types capturing causality of actions plays an essential role for ensuring safe ..."
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We propose a new type discipline for the calculus in which secure information ow is guaranteed by static type checking. Secrecy levels are assigned to channels and are controlled by subtyping. A behavioural notion of types capturing causality of actions plays an essential role for ensuring safe information ow in diverse interactive behaviours, making the calculus powerful enough to embed known calculi for typebased security. The paper introduces the core part of the calculus, presents its basic syntactic properties, and illustrates its use as a tool for programming language analysis by a sound embedding of a secure multithreaded imperative calculus of Volpano and Smith. The embedding leads to a practically meaningful extension of their original type discipline.