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Concurrency Theory

Calculi an Automata for Modelling Untimed and Timed Concurrent Systems

Authors: Bowman, Howard, Gomez, Rodolfo

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Concurrency Theory is a synthesis of one of the major threads of theoretical computer science research focusing on languages and graphical notations for describing collections of simultaneously evolving components that interact through synchronous communication. The main specification notation focused on in this book is LOTOS. An extensive introduction to this particular process calculus is given, highlighting how the approach differs from competitor techniques, such as CCS and CSP.

The book covers linear-time semantics, based on traces; branching-time semantics, using both labeled transition systems and refusals; and true concurrency semantics, using (bundle) event structures. In addition, the book discusses communicating automata approaches (both finite and infinite state); how the theory can be generalised to the timed setting; and, finally, the authors generalise the (finite and infinite state) communicating automata notations to yield timed automata and discrete timed automata.

This book represents a comprehensive pass through the spectrum of concurrency theory research: From untimed to timed syntax and semantics and process calculi to automata. Researchers and practitioners in the field of concurrency theory, as well as MSc and PhD students, will find the comprehensive coverage in this book essential reading.

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"This book covers a wide range of results from works in concurrency theory … . scientists and students doing research in various related areas such as concurrency control or parallel computing will find this book quite useful. … the book represents a comprehensive coverage of the development of concurrency theory reflecting the historical progression of the field. … The book undoubtedly will suit students and specialists doing research in concurrency theory … ." (Alekber Aliyev, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1140, 2008)


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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84628-336-9
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Hardcover $169.00
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Softcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84996-951-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concurrency Theory
Book Subtitle
Calculi an Automata for Modelling Untimed and Timed Concurrent Systems
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-336-9
DOI
10.1007/1-84628-336-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-895-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-951-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 422
Number of Illustrations and Tables
126 b/w illustrations
Topics