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The Structure of CallbyValue
, 2000
"... To my parents Understanding procedure calls is crucial in computer science and everyday programming. Among the most common strategies for passing procedure arguments (‘evaluation strategies’) are ‘callbyname’, ‘callbyneed’, and ‘callbyvalue’, where the latter is the most commonly used. While ..."
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To my parents Understanding procedure calls is crucial in computer science and everyday programming. Among the most common strategies for passing procedure arguments (‘evaluation strategies’) are ‘callbyname’, ‘callbyneed’, and ‘callbyvalue’, where the latter is the most commonly used. While reasoning about procedure calls is simple for callbyname, problems arise for callbyneed and callbyvalue, because it matters how often and in which order the arguments of a procedure are evaluated. We shall classify these problems and see that all of them occur for callbyvalue, some occur for callbyneed, and none occur for callbyname. In that sense, callbyvalue is the ‘greatest common denominator ’ of the three evaluation strategies. Reasoning about callbyvalue programs has been tackled by Eugenio Moggi’s ‘computational lambdacalculus’, which is based on a distinction between ‘values’
Rewriting On Cyclic Structures: Equivalence Between The Operational And The Categorical Description
, 1999
"... . We present a categorical formulation of the rewriting of possibly cyclic term graphs, based on a variation of algebraic 2theories. We show that this presentation is equivalent to the wellaccepted operational definition proposed by Barendregt et aliibut for the case of circular redexes, fo ..."
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. We present a categorical formulation of the rewriting of possibly cyclic term graphs, based on a variation of algebraic 2theories. We show that this presentation is equivalent to the wellaccepted operational definition proposed by Barendregt et aliibut for the case of circular redexes, for which we propose (and justify formally) a different treatment. The categorical framework allows us to model in a concise way also automatic garbage collection and rules for sharing/unsharing and folding/unfolding of structures, and to relate term graph rewriting to other rewriting formalisms. R'esum'e. Nous pr'esentons une formulation cat'egorique de la r'e'ecriture des graphes cycliques des termes, bas'ee sur une variante de 2theorie alg'ebrique. Nous prouvons que cette pr'esentation est 'equivalente `a la d'efinition op'erationnelle propos'ee par Barendregt et d'autres auteurs, mais pas dons le cas des radicaux circulaires, pour lesquels nous proposons (et justifions formellem...
Value Recursion in Monadic Computations
 OGI School of Science and Engineering, OHSU
, 2002
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The Effects of
 Artificial Sources of Water on Rangeland Biodiversity. Environment Australia and CSIRO
, 1997
"... “Turing hoped that his abstractedpapertape model was so simple, so transparent and well defined, that it would not depend on any assumptions about physics that could conceivably be falsified, and therefore that it could become the basis of an abstract theory of computation that was independent of ..."
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“Turing hoped that his abstractedpapertape model was so simple, so transparent and well defined, that it would not depend on any assumptions about physics that could conceivably be falsified, and therefore that it could become the basis of an abstract theory of computation that was independent of the underlying physics. ‘He thought, ’ as Feynman once put it, ‘that he understood paper. ’ But he was mistaken. Real, quantummechanical paper is wildly different from the abstract stuff that the Turing machine uses. The Turing machine is entirely classical...”
Semantics of value recursion for monadic input/output
 Journal of Theoretical Informatics and Applications
, 2002
"... Abstract. Monads have been employed in programming languages for modeling various language features, most importantly those that involve side effects. In particular, Haskell’s IO monad provides access to I/O operations and mutable variables, without compromising referential transparency. Cyclic defi ..."
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Abstract. Monads have been employed in programming languages for modeling various language features, most importantly those that involve side effects. In particular, Haskell’s IO monad provides access to I/O operations and mutable variables, without compromising referential transparency. Cyclic definitions that involve monadic computations give rise to the concept of valuerecursion, where the fixedpoint computation takes place only over the values, without repeating or losing effects. In this paper, we describe a semantics for a lazy language based on Haskell, supporting monadic I/O, mutable variables, usual recursive definitions, and value recursion. Our semantics is composed of two layers: A natural semantics for the functional layer, and a labeled transition semantics for the IO layer. Mathematics Subject Classification. 68N18, 68Q55, 18C15.
The Uniformity Principle on Traced Monoidal Categories
 In Proceedings of CTCS’02, volume 69 of ENTCS
, 2003
"... The uniformity principle for traced monoidal categories has been introduced as a natural generalization of the uniformity principle (Plotkin's principle) for fixpoint operators in domain theory. We show that this notion can be used for constructing new traced monoidal categories from known ones. Som ..."
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The uniformity principle for traced monoidal categories has been introduced as a natural generalization of the uniformity principle (Plotkin's principle) for fixpoint operators in domain theory. We show that this notion can be used for constructing new traced monoidal categories from known ones. Some classical examples like the Scott induction principle are shown to be instances of these constructions. We also characterize some specific cases of our constructions as suitable enriched limits. 1
Labeled Markov processes: stronger and faster approximations
, 2004
"... This paper reports on and discusses three notions of approximation for Labelled Markov Processes that have been developed last year. The three schemes are improvements over former constructions [11,12] in the sense that they define approximants that capture more properties than before and that conve ..."
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This paper reports on and discusses three notions of approximation for Labelled Markov Processes that have been developed last year. The three schemes are improvements over former constructions [11,12] in the sense that they define approximants that capture more properties than before and that converge faster to the approximated process. One scheme is constructive and the two others are driven by properties on which one wants to focus. All three constructions involve quotienting the statespace in some way and the last two are quotients with respect to sets of temporal properties expressed in a simple logic with a greatest fixed point operator. This gives the possibility of customizing approximants with respect to properties of interest and is thus an important step towards using automated techniques intended for finite state systems, e.g., model checking, for continuous state systems. Another difference between the schemes is how they relate approximants with the approximated process. The requirement that approximants should be simulated by
Finite dimensional vector spaces are complete for traced symmetric monoidal categories
 in: Pillars of Computer Science: Essays Dedicated to Boris (Boaz) Trakhtenbrot on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4800 (2008
"... Abstract. We show that the category FinVectk of finite dimensional vector spaces and linear maps over any field k is (collectively) complete for the traced symmetric monoidal category freely generated from a signature, provided that the field has characteristic 0; this means that for any two differe ..."
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Abstract. We show that the category FinVectk of finite dimensional vector spaces and linear maps over any field k is (collectively) complete for the traced symmetric monoidal category freely generated from a signature, provided that the field has characteristic 0; this means that for any two different arrows in the free traced category there always exists astrongtracedfunctorintoFinVectk which distinguishes them. Therefore two arrows in the free traced category are the same if and only if they agree for all interpretations in FinVectk. 1
Categorical Models for Concurrency: Independence, Fairness and Dataflow
 BRICS DISSERTATION SERIES DS001
, 2000
"... This thesis is concerned with formal semantics and models for concurrent computational systems, that is, systems consisting of a number of parallel computing sequential systems, interacting with each other and the environment. A formal semantics gives meaning to computational systems by describing t ..."
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This thesis is concerned with formal semantics and models for concurrent computational systems, that is, systems consisting of a number of parallel computing sequential systems, interacting with each other and the environment. A formal semantics gives meaning to computational systems by describing their behaviour in a mathematical model. For concurrent systems the interesting aspect of their computation is often how they interact with the environment during a computation and not in which state they terminate, indeed they may not be intended to terminate at all. For this reason they are often referred to as reactive systems, to distinguish them from traditional calculational systems, as e.g. a program calculating your income tax, for which the interesting behaviour is the answer it gives when (or if) it terminates, in other words the (possibly partial) function it computes between input and output. Church's thesis tells us that regardless of whether we choose the lambda calculus, Turing machines, or almost any modern programming language such as C or Java to describe calculational systems, we are able to describe exactly the same class of functions. However, there is no agreement on observable behaviour for concurrent reactive systems, and consequently there is no correspondent to Church's thesis. A result of this fact is that an overwhelming number of different and often competing notions of observable behaviours, primitive operations, languages and mathematical models for describing their semantics, have been proposed in the litterature on concurrency. The work
Normal Forms for Algebras of Connections
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 2000
"... Recent years have seen a growing interest towards algebraic structures that are able to express formalisms different from the standard, treelike presentation of terms. Many of these approaches reveal a specific interest towards the application to the `distributed and concurrent systems' field, but ..."
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Recent years have seen a growing interest towards algebraic structures that are able to express formalisms different from the standard, treelike presentation of terms. Many of these approaches reveal a specific interest towards the application to the `distributed and concurrent systems' field, but an exhaustive comparison between them is sometimes difficult, because their presentations can be quite dissimilar. This work is a first step towards a unified view: Focusing on the primitive ingredients of distributed spaces (namely interfaces, links and basic modules), we introduce a general schema for describing a normal form presentation of many algebraic formalisms, and show that those normal forms can be thought of as arrows of suitable monoidal categories.