Notes on Communicating Sequential Systems

  • C. A. R. Hoare
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (volume 14)


These notes present a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the theory and applications of Communicating Sequential Processes. Most of the illustrative examples have appeared earlier in PRG-22. The theory described in PRG-16 has been taken as the basis of a number of algebraic laws, which can be used for proofs of equivalence and can justify correctness-preserving transformations. A complete method for specifying processes and proving their correctness has been taken over from PRG-20 and PRG-23. Many of the concepts have been implemented in LISPKIT, as described in PRG-32.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. R. Hoare
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  1. 1.Programming Research GroupOxford University Computing LaboratoryOxfordUK

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