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Generic trace semantics via coinduction
 Logical Methods in Comp. Sci
, 2007
"... Abstract. Trace semantics has been defined for various kinds of statebased systems, notably with different forms of branching such as nondeterminism vs. probability. In this paper we claim to identify one underlying mathematical structure behind these “trace ..."
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Abstract. Trace semantics has been defined for various kinds of statebased systems, notably with different forms of branching such as nondeterminism vs. probability. In this paper we claim to identify one underlying mathematical structure behind these “trace
A congruence rule format for namepassing process calculi from mathematical structural operational semantics
 In Proc. LICS’06
, 2006
"... We introduce a GSOSlike rule format for namepassing process calculi. Specifications in this format correspond to theories in nominal logic. The intended models of such specifications arise by initiality from a general categorical model theory. For operational semantics given in this rule format, a ..."
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We introduce a GSOSlike rule format for namepassing process calculi. Specifications in this format correspond to theories in nominal logic. The intended models of such specifications arise by initiality from a general categorical model theory. For operational semantics given in this rule format, a natural behavioural equivalence — a form of open bisimilarity — is a congruence.
The microcosm principle and concurrency in coalgebras
 I. HASUO, B. JACOBS, AND A. SOKOLOVA
, 2008
"... Coalgebras are categorical presentations of statebased systems. In investigating parallel composition of coalgebras (realizing concurrency), we observe that the same algebraic theory is interpreted in two different domains in a nested manner, namely: in the category of coalgebras, and in the final ..."
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Coalgebras are categorical presentations of statebased systems. In investigating parallel composition of coalgebras (realizing concurrency), we observe that the same algebraic theory is interpreted in two different domains in a nested manner, namely: in the category of coalgebras, and in the final coalgebra as an object in it. This phenomenon is what Baez and Dolan have called the microcosm principle, a prototypical example of which is “a monoid in a monoidal category.” In this paper we obtain a formalization of the microcosm principle in which such a nested model is expressed categorically as a suitable lax natural transformation. An application of this account is a general compositionality result which supports modular verification of complex systems.
SOS formats and metatheory: 20 years after
, 2007
"... In 1981 Structural Operational Semantics (SOS) was introduced as a systematic way to define operational semantics of programming languages by a set of rules of a certain shape [G.D. Plotkin, A structural approach to operational semantics, Technical ..."
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In 1981 Structural Operational Semantics (SOS) was introduced as a systematic way to define operational semantics of programming languages by a set of rules of a certain shape [G.D. Plotkin, A structural approach to operational semantics, Technical
Bialgebraic Methods and Modal Logic in Structural Operational Semantics
 Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
, 2007
"... Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational semantics (SOS). An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various ..."
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Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational semantics (SOS). An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various kinds of operational descriptions in a uniform fashion. In this paper, bialgebraic semantics is combined with a coalgebraic approach to modal logic in a novel, general approach to proving the compositionality of process equivalences for languages defined by structural operational semantics. To prove compositionality, one provides a notion of behaviour for logical formulas, and defines an SOSlike specification of modal operators which reflects the original SOS specification of the language. This approach can be used to define SOS congruence formats as well as to prove compositionality for specific languages and equivalences. Key words: structural operational semantics, coalgebra, bialgebra, modal logic, congruence format 1
Bialgebraic methods in structural operational semantics
 ENTCS
, 2007
"... Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational specifications. An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various k ..."
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Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational specifications. An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various kinds of operational descriptions in a uniform fashion. In this talk, the current state of the art in the area of bialgebraic semantics is presented, and its prospects for the future are sketched. In particular, a combination of basic bialgebraic techniques with a categorical approach to modal logic is described, as an abstract approach to proving compositionality by decomposing modal logics over structural operational specifications. Keywords:
Bialgebraic Operational Semantics and Modal Logic (extended abstract)
"... A novel, general approach is proposed to proving the compositionality of process equivalences on languages defined by Structural Operational Semantics (SOS). The approach, based on modal logic, is inspired by the simple observation that if the set of formulas satisfied by a process can be derived fr ..."
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A novel, general approach is proposed to proving the compositionality of process equivalences on languages defined by Structural Operational Semantics (SOS). The approach, based on modal logic, is inspired by the simple observation that if the set of formulas satisfied by a process can be derived from the corresponding sets for its subprocesses, then the logical equivalence is a congruence. Striving for generality, SOS rules are modeled categorically as bialgebraic distributive laws for some notions of process syntax and behaviour, and modal logics are modeled via coalgebraic polyadic modal logic. Compositionality is proved by providing a suitable notion of behaviour for the logic together with a dual distributive law, reflecting the one modeling the SOS specification. Concretely, the dual laws may appear as SOSlike rules where logical formulas play the role of processes, and their behaviour models logical decomposition over process syntax. The approach can be used either to proving compositionality for specific languages or for defining SOS congruence formats.
A Congruence Rule Format for NamePassing Process Calculi from Mathematical Structural Operational Semantics
"... We introduce a mathematical structural operational semantics that yields a congruence result for bisimilarity and is suitable for investigating rule formats for namepassing systems. Indeed, we instantiate this general abstract model theory in a framework of nominal sets and extract from it a GSOSl ..."
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We introduce a mathematical structural operational semantics that yields a congruence result for bisimilarity and is suitable for investigating rule formats for namepassing systems. Indeed, we instantiate this general abstract model theory in a framework of nominal sets and extract from it a GSOSlike rule format for namepassing process calculi for which the associated notion of behavioural equivalence — given by a form of open bisimilarity — is a congruence.
Abstract SOS 2006 Preliminary Version Bialgebraic Methods in Structural Operational Semantics (Invited Talk)
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