Sixteenth Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2001)

Paper: Semantics of Name and Value Passing (at LICS 2001)

Authors: Marcelo Fiore Daniele Turi


We provide a semantic framework for (first order) message-passing process calculi by combining categorical theories of abstract syntax with binding and operational semantics. In particular, we obtain abstract rule formats for name and value passing with both late and early interpretations. These formats induce an initial-algebra/final-coalgebra semantics that is compositional, respects substitution, and is fully abstract for late and early congruence. We exemplify the theory with the p-calculus and value-passing CCS.


    author = 	 {Marcelo Fiore and Daniele Turi},
    title = 	 {Semantics of Name and Value Passing},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual IEEE Symp. on Logic in Computer Science, {LICS} 2001},
    year =	 2001,
    editor =	 {Joseph Halpern},
    month =	 {June}, 
    pages =      {93--104},
    location =   {Boston, MA, USA}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}