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Bigraphical Reactive Systems

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A notion of bigraph is introduced as a model of mobile interaction. A bigraph consists of two independent structures: a topograph representing locality and an edge net representing connectivity. Bigraphs arc equipped with reaction rules to form bigraphical reactive systems (BRSs), which include versions of the π-calculus and the ambient calculus. A behavioural theory is established, using the categorical notion of relative pushout; it allows labelled transition systems to be derived uniformly for a wide variety of BRSs, in such a way that familiar behavioural prcordcrs and equivalences, in particular bisimilarity, are congruential. An example of the derivation is discussed.

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Milner, R. (2001). Bigraphical Reactive Systems. In: Larsen, K.G., Nielsen, M. (eds) CONCUR 2001 — Concurrency Theory. CONCUR 2001. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2154. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44685-0_2

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