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Main Title: Synchrony versus causality in distributed systems
Author(s): Peters, Kirstin
Schicke-Uffmann, Jens-Wolfhard
Goltz, Ursula
Nestmann, Uwe
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Given a synchronous system, we study the question whether – or, under which conditions – the behaviour of that system can be realized by a (non-trivially) distributed and hence asynchronous implementation. In this paper, we partially answer this question by examining the role of causality for the implementation of synchrony in two fundamental different formalisms of concurrency, Petri nets and the π-calculus. For both formalisms it turns out that each ‘good’ encoding of synchronous interactions using just asynchronous interactions introduces causal dependencies in the translation.
Issue Date: 2014
Date Available: 23-Nov-2017
DDC Class: 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Journal Title: Mathematical structures in computer science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 26
Issue: 8
Publisher DOI: 10.1017/s0960129514000644
Page Start: 1459
Page End: 1498
EISSN: 1469-8072
ISSN: 0960-1295
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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