Appraising Fairness in Languages for Distributed Programming

@inproceedings{Apt1987AppraisingFI,
  title={Appraising Fairness in Languages for Distributed Programming},
  author={Krzysztof R. Apt and Nissim Francez and Shmuel Katz},
  booktitle={POPL},
  year={1987}
}
The relations among various languages and models for distributed computation and various possible definitions of fairness are considered. Natural semantic criteria are presented which an acceptable notion of fairness should satisfy. These are then used to demonstrate differences among the basic models, the added power of the fairness notion, and the sensitivity of the fairness notion to irrelevant semantic interleavings of independent operations. These results are used to show that from the… CONTINUE READING

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