Explicit Fusions

  • Philippa Gardner
  • Lucian Wischik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1893)


We introduce explicit fusions of names. To ‘fuse’ two names is to declare that they may be used interchangeably. An explicit fusion is one that can exist in parallel with some other process, allowing us to ask for instance how a process might behave in a context where x = y.We present the πF -calculus, a simple process calculus with explicit fusions. It is similar in many respects to the fusion calculus but has a simple local reaction relation. We give embeddings of the π-calculus and the fusion calculus.We provide a bisimulation congruence for the πF-calculus and compare it with hyper-equivalence in the fusion calculus.


Output Process Reaction Relation Parallel Composition Process Framework Fusion Transition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippa Gardner
    • 1
  • Lucian Wischik
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeUK

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