The 1987 Princeton Workshop on Algorithm, Architecture and Technology Issues for Models of Concurrent Computation was organized as an interdisciplinary work shop emphasizing current research directions toward concurrent computing systems. With participants from several different fields of specialization, the workshop cov ered a wide variety of topics, though by no means a complete cross section of issues in this rapidly moving field. The papers included in this book were prepared for the workshop and, taken together, provide a view of the broad range of issues and alternative directions being explored. To organize the various papers, the book has been divided into five parts. Part I considers new technology directions. Part II emphasizes underlying theoretical issues. Communication issues, which are ad dressed in the majority of papers, are specifically highlighted in Part III. Part IV includes papers stressing the fault tolerance and reliability of systems. Finally, Part V includes systems-oriented papers, where the system ranges from VLSI circuits through powerful parallel computers. Much of the initial planning of the workshop was completed through an informal AT&T Bell Laboratories group consisting of Mehdi Hatamian, Vijay Kumar, Adri aan Ligtenberg, Sailesh Rao, P. Subrahmanyam and myself. We are grateful to Stuart Schwartz, both for the support of Princeton University and for his orga nizing local arrangements for the workshop, and to the members of the organizing committee, whose recommendations for participants and discussion topics were par ticularly helpful. A. Rosenberg, and A. T.
Mathematics is playing an ever more important role in the physical and biological sciences, provoking a blurring of boundaries between scientific dis ciplines and a resurgence of interest in the modern as well as the classical techniques of applied mathematics. This renewal of interest, both in research and teaching, has led to the establishment of the series: Texts in Applied Mathe matics (TAM). The development of new courses is a natural consequence of a high level of excitement on the research frontier as newer techniques, such as numerical and symbolic computer systems, dynamical systems, and chaos, mix with and reinforce the traditional methods of applied mathematics. Thus, the purpose of this textbook series is to meet the current and future needs of these advances and encourage the teaching of new courses. TAM will publish textbooks suitable for use in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, and will complement the Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS) series, which will focus on advanced textbooks and research level monographs. Preface A successful concurrent numerical simulation requires physics and math ematics to develop and analyze the model, numerical analysis to develop solution methods, and computer science to develop a concurrent implemen tation. No single course can or should cover all these disciplines. Instead, this course on concurrent scientific computing focuses on a topic that is not covered or is insufficiently covered by other disciplines: the algorith mic structure of numerical methods.
This volume constitutes the proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Concurrency Theory, CONCUR '94, held at Uppsala, Sweden in August 1994. In total, 29 refereed research papers selected from 108 submissions for the conference are presented together with full papers or abstracts of the 5 invited talks by prominent speakers. The book contains recent results on all relevant aspects of concurrency research and thus competently documents the progress of the field since the predecessor conference CONCUR '93, the proceedings of which are published as LNCS 715.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Concurrency Theory, CONCUR'99, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in August 1999. The 32 revised full papers presented together with four invited contributions were selected from a total of 91 submissions. The papers address all areas of semantics, logics, and verification techniques for concurrent systems, in particular process algebras, Petri nets, event-structures, real-time systems, hybrid systems, stochastic systems, decidability, model-checking, verification, refinement, term and graph rewriting, distributed programming, logic constraint programming, typing systems, etc.
An essential reader containing 19 important papers on the invention and early development of concurrent programming and its relevance to computer science and computer engineering. All of them are written by the pioneers in concurrent programming, including Brinch Hansen himself, and have introductions added that summarize the papers and put them in perspective. The editor provides an overview chapter and neatly places all developments in perspective with chapter introductions and expository apparatus. Essential resource for graduates, professionals, and researchers in CS with an interest in concurrent programming principles. A familiarity with operating system principles is assumed.
Learn the art of building intricate, modern, scalable, and concurrent applications using Scala About This Book Make the most of Scala by understanding its philosophy and harnessing the power of multicores Get acquainted with cutting-edge technologies in the field of concurrency, through practical, real-world applications Get this step-by-step guide packed with pragmatic examples Who This Book Is For If you are a Scala programmer with no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, or seeking to broaden your existing knowledge about concurrency, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Also if you have a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, you should find this book easily accessible. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the fundamentals of concurrent programming on modern multiprocessor systems Build high-performance concurrent systems from simple, low-level concurrency primitives Express asynchrony in concurrent computations with futures and promises Seamlessly accelerate sequential programs by using data-parallel collections Design safe, scalable, and easy-to-comprehend in-memory transactional data models Transparently create distributed applications that scale across multiple machines Integrate different concurrency frameworks together in large applications Develop and implement scalable and easy-to-understand concurrent applications in Scala 2.12 In Detail Scala is a modern, multiparadigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. Scala smoothly integrates the features of object-oriented and functional languages. In this second edition, you will find updated coverage of the Scala 2.12 platform. The Scala 2.12 series targets Java 8 and requires it for execution. The book starts by introducing you to the foundations of concurrent programming on the JVM, outlining the basics of the Java Memory Model, and then shows some of the classic building blocks of concurrency, such as the atomic variables, thread pools, and concurrent data structures, along with the caveats of traditional concurrency. The book then walks you through different high-level concurrency abstractions, each tailored toward a specific class of programming tasks, while touching on the latest advancements of async programming capabilities of Scala. It also covers some useful patterns and idioms to use with the techniques described. Finally, the book presents an overview of when to use which concurrency library and demonstrates how they all work together, and then presents new exciting approaches to building concurrent and distributed systems. Style and approach The book provides a step-by-step introduction to concurrent programming. It focuses on easy-to-understand examples that are pragmatic and applicable to real-world applications. Different topics are approached in a bottom-up fashion, gradually going from the simplest foundations to the most advanced features.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Concurrency Theory, CONCUR 2013, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 27-30, 2013. The 34 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 115 submissions. The papers are organized in topics such as process semantics and modal transition systems, VAS and pushdown systems, Pi calculus and interaction nets, linearizability and verification of concurrent programs, verification of infinite models, model measure and reversibility, stochastic models, message-based interaction processes, principles of automatic verification, and games and control synthesis.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Concurrency Theory, CONCUR'97. held in Warsaw, Poland, in July 1997. The 24 revised full papers presented were selected by the program committee for inclusion in the volume from a total of 41 high-quality submissions. The volume covers all current topics in the science of concurrency theory and its applications, such as reactive systems, hybrid systems, model checking, partial orders, state charts, program logic calculi, infinite state systems, verification, and others.
This Festschrift volume, published in honor of Ugo Montanari on the occasion of his 65th birthday, contains 43 papers that examine the research areas to which he has contributed, from logic programming to software engineering, as well as his many achievements.