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Process Algebra: Equational Theories of Communicating Processes

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Part of Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science

  • Authors:
  • J. C. M. Baeten, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • T. Basten, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • M. A. Reniers, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Date Published: December 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521820493

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  • Process algebra is a widely accepted and much used technique in the specification and verification of parallel and distributed software systems. This book sets the standard for the field. It assembles the relevant results of most process algebras currently in use, and presents them in a unified framework and notation. The authors describe the theory underlying the development, realization and maintenance of software that occurs in parallel or distributed systems. A system can be specified in the syntax provided, and the axioms can be used to verify that a composed system has the required external behavior. As examples, two protocols are completely specified and verified in the text: the Alternating-Bit Protocol for Data Communication, and Fischer’s Protocol of Mutual Exclusion. The book serves as a reference text for researchers and graduate students in computer science, offering a complete overview of the field and referring to further literature where appropriate.

    • Presents a unified overview of process algebra, which makes it suitable as a reference book, course text or self-study aid
    • Contains over 300 exercises ranging in difficulty to suit all readers
    • Accompanying website ( offers exercise solutions, software tools and more
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521820493
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.802kg
    • contains: 65 b/w illus. 80 tables 345 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Process algebra
    2. Preliminaries
    3. Transition systems
    4. Basic process theory
    5. Recursion
    6. Sequential processes
    7. Parallel and communicating processes
    8. Abstraction
    9. Timing
    10. Data and states
    11. Features
    12. Semantics
    Index of symbols and notations
    Index of authors
    Index of subjects.

  • Authors

    J. C. M. Baeten, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J. C. M. Baeten is Professor of Formal Methods in the Division of Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.

    T. Basten, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    T. Basten is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, and Research Fellow at the Embedded Systems Institute, Eindhoven.

    M. A. Reniers, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    M. A. Reniers is Assistant Professor in the Division of Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.

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