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A theory of bisimulation for a fragment of concurrent ML with local names

Jeffrey, Alan and Rathke, Julian (2004) A theory of bisimulation for a fragment of concurrent ML with local names Theoretical Computer Science, 323, (1-3), pp. 1-48.

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Concurrent ML is an extension of Standard ML with ?-calculus-like primitives for multithreaded programming. CML has a reduction semantics, but to date there has been no labelled transition system semantics provided for the entire language. In this paper, we present a labelled transition semantics for a fragment of CML called µvCML which includes features not covered before: dynamically generated local channels and thread identifiers. We show that weak bisimilarity for µvCML is a congruence, and coincides with barbed bisimulation congruence. We also provide a variant of Sangiorgi's normal bisimulation for µvCML, and show that this too coincides with bisimilarity.

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Published date: September 2004
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 263367
ISSN: 0304-3975
PURE UUID: 25851798-5343-4cdb-8be9-b8b57728bf57

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Date deposited: 15 Feb 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:46

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Author: Alan Jeffrey
Author: Julian Rathke

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