Semantics for the Asynchronous Communication in LIPS, a Language for Implementing Parallel/distributed Systems

  • Amala VijayaSelvi RajanEmail author
  • Arumugam Siri Bavan
  • Geetha Abeysinghe
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This paper presents the operational semantics for the message passing system for a distributed language called LIPS. The message passing system is based on a virtual machine called AMPS(Asynchronous Message Passing System) designed around a data structure that is portable and can go with any distributed language. The operational semantics that specifies the behaviour of this system uses structured operational semantics to reveal the intermediate steps that helps with analysis of its behaviour. We are able combine this with the big-step semantics that specifies the computational part of the language to produce a cohesive semantics for the language as a whole.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amala VijayaSelvi Rajan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arumugam Siri Bavan
    • 2
  • Geetha Abeysinghe
    • 2
  1. 1.Dubai Women’s College - Higher Colleges of TechnologyDubaiUAE
  2. 2.Middlesex UniversityLondonUK

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