I Abstract. Given a set of processes and a set of tests on these processes we show how to define in a natural way three different eyuitalences on processes. ThesP equivalences are applied to a particular language CCS. We give associated complete proof systems and fully abstract models. These models have a simple representation in terms of trees.
—We investigate the issue of designing a kernel programming language for mobile computing and describe KLAIM, a language that supports a programming paradigm where processes, like data, can be moved from one computing environment to another. The language consists of a core Linda with multiple tuple spaces and of a set of operators for building processes.… (More)
Three temporal logics are introduced that induce on labeled transition systems the same identifications as branching bisimulation, a behavioral equivalence that aims at ignoring invisible transitions while preserving the branching structure of systems. The first logic is an extension of Hennessy-Milner Logic with an “until” operator. The second… (More)
Contextual equivalences for cryptographic process calculi, like the spi-calculus, can be used to reason about correctness of protocols, but their deenition suuers from quan-tiication over all possible contexts. Here, we focus on two such equivalences, namely may-testing and barbed equivalence, and investigate tractable proof methods for them. To this aim,… (More)
Klaim (Kernel Language for Agents Interaction and Mobility) is an experimental language specifically designed to program distributed systems consisting of several mobile components that interact through multiple distributed tuple spaces. Klaim primitives allow programmers to distribute and retrieve data and processes to and from the nodes of a net.… (More)
We study trace and may-testing equivalences in the asynchronous versions of CCS and-calculus. We start from the operational deenition of the may-testing preorder and provide for it nitary and fully abstract trace-based characterizations, along with a complete in-equational proof system. We also touch upon two variants of this theory, by rst considering a… (More)
A variant of Rate Transition Systems (RTS), proposed by Klin and Sassone, is introduced and used as the basic model for defining stochastic behaviour of processes. The transition relation used in our variant associates to each process, for each action, the set of possible futures paired with a measure indicating their rates. We show how RTS can be used for… (More)