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Proof-Carrying Code in a Session-Typed Process Calculus

  • Frank Pfenning
  • Luis Caires
  • Bernardo Toninho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7086)

Abstract

Dependent session types allow us to describe not only properties of the I/O behavior of processes but also of the exchanged data. In this paper we show how to exploit dependent session types to express proof-carrying communication. We further introduce two modal operators into the type theory to provide detailed control about how much information is communicated: one based on traditional proof irrelevance and one integrating digital signatures.

Keywords

Process calculus session types proof irrelevance proof-carrying code 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Pfenning
    • 1
  • Luis Caires
    • 2
  • Bernardo Toninho
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Faculdade de Ciencias e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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