Synchronous Game Semantics via Round Abstraction

  • Dan R. Ghica
  • Mohamed N. Menaa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6604)


A synchronous game semantics—one in which several moves may occur simultaneously—is derived from a conventional (sequential) game semantics using a round abstraction algorithm. We choose the programming language Syntactic Control of Interference and McCusker’s fully abstract relational model as a convenient starting point and derive a synchronous game model first by refining the relational semantics into a trace semantics, then applying a round abstraction to it. We show that the resulting model is sound but not fully abstract. This work is practically motivated by applications to hardware synthesis via game semantics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan R. Ghica
    • 1
  • Mohamed N. Menaa
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamU.K.

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