Type-checking Liveness for Collaborative Processes with Bounded and Unbounded Recursion

Søren Debois, Thomas Hildebrandt, Tijs Slaats, Nobuko Yoshida

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We present the first session typing system guaranteeing request-response liveness properties for possibly non-terminating communicating processes. The types augment the branch and select types of the standard binary session types with a set of required responses, indicating that whenever a particular label is selected, a set of other labels, its responses, must eventually also be selected. We prove that these extended types are strictly more expressive than standard session types. We provide a type system for a process calculus similar to a subset of collaborative BPMN processes with internal (data-based) and external (event-based) branching, message passing, bounded and unbounded looping. We prove that this type system is sound, i.e., it guarantees request-response liveness for dead-lock free processes. We exemplify the use of the calculus and type system on a concrete example of an infinite state system.
TidsskriftLogical Methods in Computer Science
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-38
Antal sider38
StatusUdgivet - 11 feb. 2016


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