Towards Modelling of Local Reversibility

  • Stefan Kuhn
  • Irek Ulidowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9138)


We describe a new operator for reversible process calculi that allows us to model locally controlled reversibility. In our setting, actions can be undone spontaneously or as a part of pairs of so-called concerted actions, where performing forwards a weak action forces undoing of another action, without the need of a global control or a memory. We model an example from chemistry, the simple interaction of two water molecules, and give an informal explanation of the role of the new operator.


Reversible process calculi Out-of-causal order reversibility Local reversibility Modelling of chemical reactions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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