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Is it a “good” encoding of mixed choice? (English) Zbl 1352.68190
Birkedal, Lars (ed.), Foundations of software science and computational structures. 15th international conference, FOSSACS 2012, held as part of the European joint conferences on theory and practice of software, ETAPS 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, March 24 – April 1, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-28728-2/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7213, 210-224 (2012).
Summary: Mixed choice is a widely-used primitive in process calculi. It is interesting, as it allows to break symmetries in distributed process networks. We present an encoding of mixed choice in the context of the \(\pi \)-calculus and investigate to what extent it can be considered “good”. As a crucial novelty, we introduce a suitable criterion to measure whether the degree of distribution in process networks is preserved.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1238.68011].

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