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Welcome to the jungle: a subjective guide to mobile process calculi. (English) Zbl 1151.68548
Baier, Christel (ed.) et al., CONCUR 2006 – concurrency theory. 17th international conference, CONCUR 2006, Bonn, Germany, August 27–30, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-540-37376-6/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4137, 52-63 (2006).
Summary: Almost 30 years ago, the research on process calculi gained a lot of momentum with the invention of ACP, CCS and CSP. Later on, but also already 20 years ago, researchers started to consider so-called mobile variants of process calculi, in which communication channels were themselves treated as the exchanged data. The original Pi us arose out of a reformulation and extension of CCS. In turn, it boosted the invention and study of a whole zoo of further process calculi.
In this tutorial, we provide a bird’s-eye view on the jungle of results, techniques and subtleties about mobile process calculi. Next to a rough overview on the zoo of calculi, this includes the coverage of both semantic and pragmatic aspects, ranging from notions of equivalence and expressiveness to challenging application domains.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1114.68001].

MSC:
68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
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