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DOI: 10.4230/DARTS.9.2.10
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-182505
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Castro-Perez, David ; Yoshida, Nobuko

Dynamically Updatable Multiparty Session Protocols (Artifact)

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Multiparty Session Types (MPST) are typing disciplines that guarantee the absence of deadlocks and communication errors in concurrent and distributed systems. However, existing MPST frameworks do not support protocols with dynamic unbounded participants, and cannot express many common programming patterns that require the introduction of new participants into a protocol. This poses a barrier for the adoption of MPST in languages that favour the creation of new participants (processes, lightweight threads, etc) that communicate via message passing, such as Go or Erlang.
This artifact contains an implementation of Dynamically Updatable Multiparty Session Protocols, a new MPST theory (DMst) that supports protocols with an unbounded number of fresh participants, whose communication topologies are dynamically updatable. DMst guarantees deadlock-freedom and liveness. The artifact comprises a toolchain, GoScr (Go-Scribble), which generates Go implementations from DMst, ensuring by construction, that the different participants will only perform I/O actions that comply with a given protocol specification. We evaluate GoScr by (1) implementing representative parallel and concurrent algorithms from existing benchmarks, textbooks and literature; (2) showing that GoScr does not introduce significant overheads compared to a naive implementation, for computationally expensive benchmarks; and (3) building three realistic protocols (dynamic task delegation, recursive Domain Name System, and a parallel Min-Max strategy) in GoScr that could not be represented with previous theories of session types.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Castro-Perez, David and Yoshida, Nobuko},
  title =	{{Dynamically Updatable Multiparty Session Protocols (Artifact)}},
  pages =	{10:1--10:2},
  journal =	{Dagstuhl Artifacts Series},
  ISSN =	{2509-8195},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{9},
  number =	{2},
  editor =	{Castro-Perez, David and Yoshida, Nobuko},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-182505},
  doi =		{10.4230/DARTS.9.2.10},
  annote =	{Keywords: Multiparty Session Types, Correctness-by-construction, Concurrency, Golang}

Keywords: Multiparty Session Types, Correctness-by-construction, Concurrency, Golang
Collection: DARTS, Volume 9, Issue 2, Special Issue of the 37th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2023)
Issue Date: 2023
Date of publication: 11.07.2023

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