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On the approximation of stochastic concurrent constraint programming by master equation. (English) Zbl 1286.68344
Aldini, Alessandro (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the 6th workshop on quantitative aspects of programming languages (QAPL 2008), Budapest, Hungary, March 29–30, 2008. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 220, No. 3, 163-180 (2008).
Summary: We explore the relation between the stochastic semantics associated to stochastic concurrent constraint programming (sCCP) and its fluid-flow approximation. Writing the master equation for a sCCP model, we can show that the fluid flow equation is a first-order approximation of the true equation for the average. Moreover, we introduce a second-order correction and first-order equations for the variance and the covariance.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1280.68012].

68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
34A99 General theory for ordinary differential equations
68Q55 Semantics in the theory of computing
68Q87 Probability in computer science (algorithm analysis, random structures, phase transitions, etc.)
92C42 Systems biology, networks
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