WoTUG - The place for concurrent processes

Communicating Process Architectures

Communicating Process Architectures 2014, the 36th. WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel systems, takes place from Sunday August 24th to Wednesday August 27th 2014 and is hosted by the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. Accommodation and evening Fringe sessions will be at St. Anne's College, a few minutes walk from the Department.

About WoTUG

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:

  • 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, ...);
and to stimulate discussion and ideas on the roles concurrency will play in the future:
  • 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.
Of course, neither of the above sets of bullets are exclusive.

WoTUG publications

A database of papers and presentations from WoTUG conferences is here. The Abstract below has been randomly selected from this database.

Introducing JCSP Networking 2.0

By Kevin Chalmers

The original implementation of JCSP Networking is based on the T9000 model of virtual channels across a communications mechanism, and can be considered sufficiently adequate for applications which are not resource constrained or liable to connection failure. However, work undertaken has revealed a number of limitations due to excessive resource usage, lack of sufficient error handling, reliance on Java serialization, and reliance on now deprecated features of JCSP. These problems reflect badly when considering JCSP Networking in a broader sense beyond the normal desktop. In this talk, a brief overview on how these problems have been overcome is presented. This will be followed by some tutorial examples on how to use JCSP Networking 2.0. This should be familiar to current JCSP Networking users, but new additions to the library should make it easier for novices to get started. The new underlying protocol is also presented, which should enable interoperability between various platforms beyond the Java desktop environment. The new version of JCSP Networking is currently available from the JCSP Subversion repository, under the Networking-2 branch. Details are available at http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/projects/ofa/jcsp/.

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