Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues

Communicating Sequential Processes. The First 25 Years

Symposium on the Occasion of 25 Years of CSP, London, UK, July 7-8, 2004. Revised Invited Papers

Editors: Abdallah, Ali E., Jones, Cliff, Sanders, Jeff W. (Eds.)

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This volume, like the symposium CSP25 which gave rise to it, commemorates the semi-jubilee of Communicating Sequential Processes. 1 Tony Hoare’s paper “Communicating Sequential Processes” is today widely regarded as one of the most in?uential papers in computer science. To comm- orate it, an event was organized under the auspices of BCS-FACS (the British Computer Society’s Formal Aspects of Computing Science specialist group). CSP25 was one of a series of such events organized to highlight the use of formal methods, emphasize their relevance to modern computing and promote their wider application. BCS-FACS is proud that Tony Hoare presented his original ideas on CSP at one of its ?rst meetings, in 1978. The two-day event, 7–8 July 2004, was hosted by London South Bank U- versity’s Institute for Computing Research, Faculty of Business, Computing and Information Management. The intention was to celebrate, re?ect upon and look beyondthe?rstquarter-centuryofCSP’scontributionstocomputerscience. The meeting examined the impact of CSP on many areas stretching from semantics (mathematical models for understanding concurrency and communications) and logic(forreasoningaboutbehavior),throughthedesignofparallelprogramming languages (i/o, parallelism, synchronization and threads) to applications va- ing from distributed software and parallel computing to information security, Web services and concurrent hardware circuits. It included a panel discussion with panelists Brookes, Hoare, de Roever and Roscoe (chaired by Je? Sanders), poster presentations by PhD students and others, featured a ?re alarm (requ- ing evacuation in the rain!) and concluded with the presentation of a fountain pen to Prof. Sir C. A. R. Hoare.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Retracing the Semantics of CSP

    Brookes, Stephen

    Pages 1-14

  • Seeing Beyond Divergence

    Roscoe, A. W.

    Pages 15-35

  • Process Algebra: A Unifying Approach

    Hoare, Tony

    Pages 36-60

  • Linking Theories of Concurrency

    Jifeng, He

    Pages 61-74

  • CSP, occam and Transputers

    May, David

    Pages 75-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicating Sequential Processes. The First 25 Years
Book Subtitle
Symposium on the Occasion of 25 Years of CSP, London, UK, July 7-8, 2004. Revised Invited Papers
Editors
  • Ali E. Abdallah
  • Cliff Jones
  • Jeff W. Sanders
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
3525
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32265-8
DOI
10.1007/b136154
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-25813-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 326
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