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Tirore, Dawit ; Bengtson, Jesper ; Carbone, Marco

A Sound and Complete Projection for Global Types

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Multiparty session types is a typing discipline used to write specifications, known as global types, for branching and recursive message-passing systems. A necessary operation on global types is projection to abstractions of local behaviour, called local types. Typically, this is a computable partial function that given a global type and a role erases all details irrelevant to this role.
Computable projection functions in the literature are either unsound or too restrictive when dealing with recursion and branching. Recent work has taken a more general approach to projection defining it as a coinductive, but not computable, relation. Our work defines a new computable projection function that is sound and complete with respect to its coinductive counterpart and, hence, equally expressive. All results have been mechanised in the Coq proof assistant.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Tirore, Dawit and Bengtson, Jesper and Carbone, Marco},
  title =	{{A Sound and Complete Projection for Global Types}},
  booktitle =	{14th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2023)},
  pages =	{28:1--28:19},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-284-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{268},
  editor =	{Naumowicz, Adam and Thiemann, Ren\'{e}},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-184039},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ITP.2023.28},
  annote =	{Keywords: Session types, Mechanisation, Projection, Coq}

Keywords: Session types, Mechanisation, Projection, Coq
Collection: 14th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2023)
Issue Date: 2023
Date of publication: 26.07.2023
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