Constraints Meet Concurrency

  • Jacopo┬áMauro

Part of the Atlantis Studies in Computing book series (ATLANTISCOMP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jacopo Mauro
    Pages 1-3
  3. Constraint and Concurrency Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 7-15
    3. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 17-25
  4. Constraints in Concurrent Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 29-36
    3. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 37-48
    4. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 49-66
  5. Solving Constraints Exploiting Concurrent Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 69-76
    3. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 95-109
    4. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 111-126
    5. Jacopo Mauro
      Pages 127-129
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 131-148

About this book


This book describes the benefits that emerge when the fields of constraint programming and concurrency meet. On the one hand, constraints can be used in concurrency theory to increase the conciseness and the expressive power of concurrent languages from a pragmatic point of view. On the other hand, problems modeled by using constraints can be solved faster and more efficiently using a concurrent system. Both directions are explored providing two separate lines of development. Firstly the expressive power of a concurrent language is studied, namely Constraint Handling Rules, that supports constraints as a primitive construct. The features of this language which make it Turing powerful are shown. Then a framework is proposed to solve constraint problems that is intended to be deployed on a concurrent system. For the development of this framework the concurrent language Jolie following the Service Oriented paradigm is used. Based on this experience, an extension to Service Oriented Languages is also proposed in order to overcome some of their limitations and to improve the development of concurrent applications.


Concurrency theory Constraint Handling Rules Constraint programming Service oriented computing

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacopo┬áMauro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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