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Balzer, Stephanie ; Pfenning, Frank ; Toninho, Bernardo

A Universal Session Type for Untyped Asynchronous Communication

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In the simply-typed lambda-calculus we can recover the full range of expressiveness of the untyped lambda-calculus solely by adding a single recursive type U = U -> U. In contrast, in the session-typed pi-calculus, recursion alone is insufficient to recover the untyped pi-calculus, primarily due to linearity: each channel just has two unique endpoints. In this paper, we show that shared channels with a corresponding sharing semantics (based on the language SILL_S developed in prior work) are enough to embed the untyped asynchronous pi-calculus via a universal shared session type U_S. We show that our encoding of the asynchronous pi-calculus satisfies operational correspondence and preserves observable actions (i.e., processes are weakly bisimilar to their encoding). Moreover, we clarify the expressiveness of SILL_S by developing an operationally correct encoding of SILL_S in the asynchronous pi-calculus.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Stephanie Balzer and Frank Pfenning and Bernardo Toninho},
  title =	{{A Universal Session Type for Untyped Asynchronous Communication}},
  booktitle =	{29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory  (CONCUR 2018)},
  pages =	{30:1--30:18},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-087-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{118},
  editor =	{Sven Schewe and Lijun Zhang},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-95681},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2018.30},
  annote =	{Keywords: Session types, sharing, pi-calculus, bisimulation}

Keywords: Session types, sharing, pi-calculus, bisimulation
Collection: 29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2018)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 31.08.2018

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