The pi-calculus: a Theory of Mobile Processes
Cambridge Universtity Press , 2001
Mobile systems, whose components communicate and change
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
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