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Namespace Logic: A Logic for a Reflective Higher-Order Calculus

  • L. G. Meredith
  • Matthias Radestock
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3705)

Abstract

In [19] it was observed that a theory like the π-calculus, dependent on a theory of names, can be closed, through a mechanism of quoting, so that (quoted) processes provide the necessary notion of names. Here we expand on this theme by examining a construction for a Hennessy-Milner logic corresponding to an asynchronous message-passing calculus built on a notion of quoting.

Like standard Hennessy-Milner logics, the logic exhibits formulae corresponding to sets of processes, but a new class of formulae, corresponding to sets of names, also emerges. This feature provides for a number of interesting possible applications from security to data manipulation. Specifically, we illustrate formulae for controlling process response on ranges of names reminiscent of a (static) constraint on port access in a firewall configuration. Likewise, we exhibit formulae in a names-as-data paradigm corresponding to validation for fragment of XML Schema.

Keywords

Mobile Process Communication Rule Lift Operator Spatial Logic Structural Congruence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. G. Meredith
    • 1
  • Matthias Radestock
    • 2
  1. 1.CTO, Djinnisys CorporationSeattleUSA
  2. 2.CTO, LShift, Ltd.LondonUK

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