Annual Conference: Communicating Process Architectures
Communicating Process Architectures 2015,
the 37th. WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel systems, takes place from
Sunday August 23rd. to Wednesday August 26th. 2015 and is hosted by the
School of Computing,
University of Kent.
Accommodation and evening Fringe sessions will be at
a few minutes walk from the School.
WoTUG provides a forum for the discussion and promotion of concurrency ideas,
tools and products in computer science.
It organises specialist workshops and annual conferences that address
key concurrency issues at all levels of software and hardware granularity.
WoTUG aims to progress the leading state of the art in:
and to stimulate discussion and ideas on the roles concurrency will play in the future:
theory (programming models, process algebra, semantics, ...);
practice (multicore processors and run-times, clusters, clouds, libraries, languages, verification, model checking, ...);
education (at school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, ...);
applications (complex systems, modelling, supercomputing, embedded systems, robotics, games, e-commerce, ...);
Of course, neither of the above sets of bullets are exclusive.
for the next generation of scalable computer infrastructure (hard and soft) and application,
where scaling means the ability to ramp up functionality (stay in control as complexity increases)
as well as physical metrics (such as absolute performance and response times);
for system integrity (dependability, security, safety, liveness, ...);
for making things simple.
A database of papers and presentations from WoTUG conferences is here.
The Abstract below has been randomly selected from this database.
Working towards a successor to occam
occam  offers features and attributes that make it unique among programming languages, particularly in the ease and security with which one may program concurrency. After a brief summary of occam's strengths, possible additional features are discussed, including recursion, source code modularity, exception response, and the automatic avoidance of deadlock. Consideration is then given to the inclusion of passive ('data') objects and the possibility of their movement between processes. Transfer primitives are proposed, alongside assignment and communication. Discussion is presented with regard to the potential for a new programming language, building on occam, while preserving its security and simplicity.