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.
Process-Oriented Subsumption Architectures in Swarm Robotic Systems
Previous work has demonstrated the feasibility of using process-oriented
programming to implement simple subsumption architectures for robot
control. However, the utility and scalability of process-based
subsumption architectures for more complex tasks and those involving
multiple robots has not been proven. We report our experience of
applying these techniques to the implementation of a standard foraging
problem in swarm robotics, using occam-π to implement a subsumption
control system. Through building a system with a realistic level of
complexity, we have discovered both advantages and disadvantages to the
process-oriented subsumption approach for larger robot control systems.