Process-As-Formula Interpretation: A Substructural Multimodal View (Invited Talk)

Authors Elaine Pimentel , Carlos Olarte , Vivek Nigam

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Elaine Pimentel
  • Department of Mathematics, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Norte, Natal, Brazil
Carlos Olarte
  • School of Science and Technology, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Norte, Natal, Brazil
Vivek Nigam
  • Huawei Munich Research Center, Germany

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Elaine Pimentel, Carlos Olarte, and Vivek Nigam. Process-As-Formula Interpretation: A Substructural Multimodal View (Invited Talk). In 6th International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2021). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 195, pp. 3:1-3:21, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


In this survey, we show how the processes-as-formulas interpretation, where computations and proof-search are strongly connected, can be used to specify different concurrent behaviors as logical theories. The proposed interpretation is parametric and modular, and it faithfully captures behaviors such as: Linear and spatial computations, epistemic state of agents, and preferences in concurrent systems. The key for this modularity is the incorporation of multimodalities in a resource aware logic, together with the ability of quantifying on such modalities. We achieve tight adequacy theorems by relying on a focusing discipline that allows for controlling the proof search process.

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  • Theory of computation → Proof theory
  • Theory of computation → Process calculi
  • Linear logic
  • proof theory
  • process calculi


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