Cambridge Universtity Press , 2001 |

- Table of contents (as postscript , or as plain text )
- Foreword (by Robin Milner)
- Preface
- Index
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- Errata

**Abstract**

Mobile systems, whose components communicate and change
their structure,

now pervade the informational world and the wider world
of which it is a

part. The science of mobile systems is as yet immature,
however.

This book presents the pi-calculus, a theory of mobile
systems. The

pi-calculus provides a conceptual framework for understanding
mobility, and

mathematical tools for expressing systems and reasoning
about their

behaviours.

The book serves both as a reference for the theory and
as an extended

demonstration of how to use pi-calculus to describe systems
and analyse

their properties. It covers the basic theory of
pi-calculus, typed

pi-calculi, higher-order processes, the relationship
between pi-calculus

and lambda-calculus, and applications of pi-calculus
to object-oriented

design and programming.

The book is written at the graduate level, assuming no
prior acquaintance

with the subject, and is intended for computer scientists
interested in

mobile systems.

The cover page of the book is by Franco Favaro. The background of this web page is by Feng Yang Yue.