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Linearity in Process Languages
"... The meaning and mathematical consequences of linearity (managing without a presumed ability to copy) are studied for a pathbased model of processes which is also amodel of affinelinear logic. This connection yields an affinelinear language for processes, automatically respecting openmap bisim ..."
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The meaning and mathematical consequences of linearity (managing without a presumed ability to copy) are studied for a pathbased model of processes which is also amodel of affinelinear logic. This connection yields an affinelinear language for processes, automatically respecting openmap bisimulation, in which a range of process operations can be expressed. An operational semantics isprovided for the tensor fragment of the language. Different ways to make assemblies of processes lead to differentchoices of exponential, some of which respect bisimulation.
Linearity and nonlinearity in distributed computation
"... The copying of processes is limited in the context of distributed computation, either as a fact of life, often because remote networks are simply too complicated to have control over, or deliberately, as in the design of security protocols. Roughly, linearity is about how to manage without a presume ..."
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The copying of processes is limited in the context of distributed computation, either as a fact of life, often because remote networks are simply too complicated to have control over, or deliberately, as in the design of security protocols. Roughly, linearity is about how to manage without a presumed ability to copy. The meaning and mathematical consequences of linearity are studied for pathbased models of processes which are also models of affinelinear logic. This connection yields an affinelinear language for processes in which processes are typed according to the kind of computation paths they can perform. One consequence is that the affinelinear language automatically respects openmap bisimulation. A range of process operations (from CCS, CCS with processpassing, mobile ambients, and dataflow) can be expressed within the affinelinear language showing the ubiquity of linearity. Of course, process code can be sent explicitly to be copied. Following the discipline of linear logic, suitable nonlinear maps are obtained as linear maps whose domain is under an exponential. Different ways to make assemblies of processes lead to different choices of exponential; the nonlinear maps of only some of which will respect bisimulation.
Event structures with persistence
, 2008
"... Increasingly, the style of computation is changing. Instead of one machine running a program sequentially, we have systems with many individual agents running in parallel. The need for mathematical models of such computations is therefore ever greater. There are many models of concurrent computation ..."
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Increasingly, the style of computation is changing. Instead of one machine running a program sequentially, we have systems with many individual agents running in parallel. The need for mathematical models of such computations is therefore ever greater. There are many models of concurrent computations. Such models can, for example, provide a semantics to process calculi and thereby suggest behavioural equivalences between processes. They are also key to the development of automated tools for reasoning about concurrent systems. In this thesis we explore some applications and generalisations of one particular model – event structures. We describe a variety of kinds of morphism between event structures. Each kind expresses a different sort of behavioural relationship. We demonstrate the way in which event structures can model both processes and types of processes by recalling a semantics for Affine HOPLA, a higher order process language. This is given in terms of asymmetric spans of event structures. We show that such spans support a trace construction. This allows the modelling of feedback and suggests a semantics for nondeterministic dataflow processes in terms of spans. The semantics given is shown to be consistent with Kahn’s fixed point construction when we consider spans modelling deterministic processes. A generalisation of event structures to include persistent events is proposed. Based on previously described morphisms between classical event structures, we define several categories of event structures with persistence. We show that, unlike for the corresponding categories of classical event structures, all are isomorphic to Kleisli categories of monads