Towards a Unified Framework for Declarative Structured Communications

Hugo A. López
(IT University of Copenhagen)
Carlos Olarte
(École Polytechnique - Universidad Javeriana Cali)
Jorge A. Pérez
(University of Bologna)

We present a unified framework for the declarative analysis of structured communications. By relying on a (timed) concurrent constraint programming language, we show that in addition to the usual operational techniques from process calculi, the analysis of structured communications can elegantly exploit logic-based reasoning techniques. We introduce a declarative interpretation of the language for structured communications proposed by Honda, Vasconcelos, and Kubo. Distinguishing features of our approach are: the possibility of including partial information (constraints) in the session model; the use of explicit time for reasoning about session duration and expiration; a tight correspondence with logic, which formally relates session execution and linear-time temporal logic formulas.

In Alastair R. Beresford and Simon Gay: Proceedings Second International Workshop on Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency and Communication-cEntric Software (PLACES 2009), York, UK, 22nd March 2009, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 17, pp. 1–15.
Published: 6th February 2010.

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