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Formal Languages and Concurrent Behaviours

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Maciej KoutnyORCiD



This is a tutorial based on a course delivered as part of the International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications located at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. It is focused on an application of formal language theory to represent behaviours of concurrent systems necessitating a generalisation of language theory to traces, which originates with the work of Mazurkiewicz in 1977. The tutorial uses Petri nets as an underlying system model which allows one to clearly distinguish between causality and independence between executions of actions, a major feature of concurrent behaviour.

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Author(s): Kleijn J, Koutny M

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2007

Pages: 58

Print publication date: 01/09/2007

Source Publication Date: September 2007

Report Number: 1049

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne