Ensuring Termination by Typability

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Ensuring Termination by Typability
A term terminates if all its reduction sequences are of finite length. We show four type systems that ensure termination of well-typed π-calculus processes. The systems are obtained by successive refinements of the types of the simply typed π-calculus. For all (but one of) the type systems we also present upper bounds to the number of steps well-typed processes take to terminate. The termination proofs use techniques from term rewriting systems. We show the usefulness of the type systems on some non-trivial examples: the encodings of primitive recursive functions, the protocol for encoding separate choice in terms of parallel composition, a symbol table implemented as a dynamic chain of cells.
Yuxin Deng, Davide Sangiorgi
Added 02 Jul 2010
Updated 02 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where IFIP
Authors Yuxin Deng, Davide Sangiorgi
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