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Contextual equivalence for higher-order pi-calculus revisited

Jeffrey, Alan and Rathke, Julian (2005) Contextual equivalence for higher-order pi-calculus revisited Logical Methods in Computer Science, 1, (1)

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Abstract

The higher-order pi-calculus is an extension of the pi-calculus to allow communication of abstractions of processes rather than names alone. It has been studied intensively by Sangiorgi in his thesis where a characterisation of a contextual equivalence for higher-order pi-calculus is provided using labelled transition systems and normal bisimulations. Unfortunately the proof technique used there requires a restriction of the language to only allow finite types. We revisit this calculus and offer an alternative presentation of the labelled transition system and a novel proof technique which allows us to provide a fully abstract characterisation of contextual equivalence using labelled transitions and bisimulations for higher-order pi-calculus with recursive types also.

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Published date: April 2005
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 263368
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263368
PURE UUID: a9658c04-ea69-4137-ac39-958bf6683b20

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Date deposited: 01 Feb 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:46

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Author: Alan Jeffrey
Author: Julian Rathke

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