A Gentle Introduction to Multiparty Asynchronous Session Types

  • Mario Coppo
  • Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini
  • Luca Padovani
  • Nobuko Yoshida
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9104)


This article provides a gentle introduction to multiparty session types, a class of behavioural types specifically targeted at describing protocols in distributed systems based on asynchronous communication. The type system ensures well-typed processes to enjoy non-trivial properties, including communication safety, protocol fidelity, as well as progress. The adoption of multiparty session types can positively affect the whole software lifecycle, from design to deployment, improving software reliability and reducing its development costs.


Operational Semantic Reduction Rule Typing Rule Message Type Session Type 
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The research reported in this chapter has been partially supported by COST IC1201. The first three authors have been partially supported by MIUR PRIN Project CINA Prot. 2010LHT4KM and Torino University/Compagnia San Paolo Project SALT. The last author has been partially supported by EPSRC EP/K011715/01, EP/K034413/01 and EP/L00058X/1 and the EU project FP7-612985 UpScale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Coppo
    • 1
  • Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini
    • 1
  • Luca Padovani
    • 1
  • Nobuko Yoshida
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Department of ComputingImperial College LondonLondonUK

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