A Capability Calculus for Concurrency and Determinism

  • Tachio Terauchi
  • Alex Aiken
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4137)


We present a capability calculus for checking partial confluence of channel-communicating concurrent processes. Our approach automatically detects more programs to be partially confluent than previous approaches and is able to handle a mix of different kinds of communication channels, including shared reference cells.


Type System Operational Semantic Reference Cell Reader Process Reduction Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tachio Terauchi
    • 1
  • Alex Aiken
    • 2
  1. 1.EECS DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentStanford University 

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