Functional active objects: typing and formalisation
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.entcs.2009.10.026
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This paper provides a sound foundation for autonomous objects communicating by remote method invo- cations and futures. As a distributed extension of ς-calculus, we define ASPfun, a calculus of functional objects, behaving autonomously and communicating by a request-reply mechanism: requests are method calls handled asynchronously and futures represent awaited results for requests. This results in a well structured distributed object language enabling a concise representation of asynchronous method invoca- tions. This paper first presents the ASPfun calculus and its semantics. Secondly we provide a type system for ASPfun, which guarantees the “progress” property. Most importantly, ASPfun and its properties have been formalised and proved using the Isabelle theorem prover, and we consider it as a good step toward formalisation of distributed languages.
Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on the Foundations of Coordination Languages and Software Architectures (FOCLASA 2009)
|Research Areas:||A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Foundations of Computing group|
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
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|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2011 15:22|
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2015 07:56|
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