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Broadcast calculus interpreted in CCS upto bisimulation. (English) Zbl 1260.68276
Aceto, Luca (ed.) et al., EXPRESS’01. Proceedings of the 8th international workshop on expressiveness in concurrency, a satellite workshop of CONCUR 2001, Aalborg, Denmark, August 20, 2001. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 52, No. 1, 83-100 (2002).
Summary: A function $$M$$ is given that takes any process $$p$$ in the calculus of broadcasting systems CBS and returns a CCS process $$M(p)$$ with special actions $$\{\mathsf{hear}?$$, $$\mathsf{heard}!$$, $$\mathsf{say}?$$, $$\mathsf{said}!\}$$ such that a broadcast of $$\omega$$ by $$p$$ is matched by the sequence $$\mathsf{say}?$$ $$\tau^{*}$$ $$\mathsf{said}(\omega)$$ by $$M(p)$$ and a reception of $$\upsilon$$ by $$\mathsf{hear}(v)?$$ $$\tau^{*}$$ $$\mathsf{heard}!$$. It is shown that $$p \sim M(p)$$, where $$\sim$$ is a bisimulation equivalence using the above matches, and that $$M(p)$$ has no CCS behaviour not covered by $$\sim$$. Thus the abstraction of a globally synchronising broadcast can be implemented by sequences of local synchronisations. The criteria of correctness are unusual, and arguably stronger than requiring equivalences to be preserved – the latter does not guarantee that meaning is preserved. Since $$\sim$$ is not a native CCS equivalence, it is a matter of dicussion what the result says about U. Holmer’s [Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 715, 188–201 (1993)] conjecture, partially proved by C. Ene and T. Muntean [Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 1684, 258–268 (1999; Zbl 0946.68096)], that CCS cannot interpret CBS upto preservation of equivalence.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1260.68008].

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