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Pi-Calculus Early Observational Equivalence: A First Order Coalgebraic Model

Buscemi, Marzia and Montanari, Ugo (2002) Pi-Calculus Early Observational Equivalence: A First Order Coalgebraic Model. Technical Report del Dipartimento di Informatica . Università di Pisa, Pisa, IT.

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    In this paper, we propose a compositional coalgebraic semantics of the pi-calculus based on a novel approach for lifting calculi with structural axioms to coalgebraic models. We equip the transition system of the calculus with permutations, parallel composition and restriction operations, thus obtaining a bialgebra. No prefix operation is introduced, relying instead on a clause format defining the transitions of recursively defined processes. The unique morphism to the final bialgebra induces a bisimilarity relation which coincides with observational equivalence and which is a congruence with respect to the operations. The permutation algebra is enriched with a name extrusion operator delta a' la De Brujin, that shifts any name to the successor and generates a new name in the first variable. As a consequence, in the axioms and in the SOS rules there is no need to refer to the support, i.e., the set of significant names, and, thus, the model turns out to be first order.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile calculi, pi-calculus, observational equivalence, compositional semantics, coalgebras, bialgebras, permutation algebras, nominal logic minimal realizations
    Subjects: Area01 - Scienze matematiche e informatiche > INF/01 - Informatica
    Divisions: Dipartimenti (until 2012) > DIPARTIMENTO DI INFORMATICA
    Depositing User: dott.ssa Sandra Faita
    Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 16:32
    Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 16:32
    URI: http://eprints.adm.unipi.it/id/eprint/2085

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