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A Concurrent Pattern Calculus

Abstract : Concurrent pattern calculus (CPC) drives interaction between processes by comparing data structures, just as sequential pattern calculus drives computation. By generalising from pattern matching to pattern unification, interaction becomes symmetrical, with information flowing in both directions. CPC provides a natural language to express trade where information exchange is pivotal to interaction. The unification allows some patterns to be more discriminating than others; hence, the behavioural theory must take this aspect into account, so that bisimulation becomes subject to compatibility of patterns. Many popular process calculi can be encoded in CPC; this allows for a gain in expressiveness, formalised through encodings.
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Thomas Given-Wilson, Daniele Gorla, Barry Jay. A Concurrent Pattern Calculus. Logical Methods in Computer Science, Logical Methods in Computer Science Association, 2014, 10 (3), pp.1-46. ⟨10.2168/LMCS-10(3:10)2014⟩. ⟨hal-00987578v2⟩

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