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On interprocess communication. I: Basic formalism. (English) Zbl 0598.68022

Summary: A formalism for specifying and reasoning about concurrent systems is described. Unlike more conventional formalisms, it is not based upon atomic actions. A definition of what it means for one system to implement a higher-level system is given and justified.

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68N25 Theory of operating systems
68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
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