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Structured transformations and computation graphs for actor grammars

  • D. Janssens
  • G. Rozenberg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 532)

Abstract

Actor Grammars are a model of actor systems based on graph rewriting. Computation graphs model rewriting processes in actor grammars, and hence, computations in actor systems. The relationship between computation graphs and structured transformations, as introduced in [JR 89], is investigated. A structured transformation may be viewed as a description of the external effect of of a computation described by a computation graph.

Keywords

Actor systems Graph grammars Concurrency Processes 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Janssens
    • 1
  • G. Rozenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceFree University of Brussels, V.U.B.BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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