Process Algebra: Equational Theories of Communicating Processes

Process Algebra: Equational Theories of Communicating Processes

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Process algebra is a widely accepted and much used technique in the specification and verification of parallel and distributed software systems. This book sets the standard for the field. It assembles the relevant results of most process algebras currently in use, and presents them in a unified framework and notation. The authors describe the theory underlying the development, realization and maintenance of software that occurs in parallel or distributed systems. A system can be specified in the syntax provided, and the axioms can be used to verify that a composed system has the required external behaviour. As examples, two protocols are completely specified and verified in the text: the Alternating-Bit Protocol for Data Communication, and Fischer's Protocol of Mutual Exclusion. The book serves as a reference text for researchers and graduate students in computer science, offering a complete overview of the field and referring to further literature where appropriate.show more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 65 b/w illus. 80 tables 345 exercises
  • 113919500X
  • 9781139195003

About J. C. M. Baeten

J. C. M. Baeten is Professor of Formal Methods in the Division of Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. T. Basten is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, and Research Fellow at the Embedded Systems Institute, Eindhoven. M. A. Reniers is Assistant Professor in the Division of Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.show more

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Process algebra; 2. Preliminaries; 3. Transition systems; 4. Basic process theory; 5. Recursion; 6. Sequential processes; 7. Parallel and communicating processes; 8. Abstraction; 9. Timing; 10. Data and states; 11. Features; 12. Semantics; Bibliography; Index of symbols and notations; Index of authors; Index of subjects.show more

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