Simon Gay, University of Glasgow, UK
António Ravara, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Departamento de ComputaciÂ´on, Universidad de Buenos Aires,
Argentina, CONICET-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de InvestigaciÂ´on en
Ciencias de la ComputaciÂ´on (ICC), Buenos Aires, Argentina
, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universit`a di Torino, Italy
Behavioural type systems in programming languages support the specification and verification of properties of programs beyond the traditional use of type systems to describe data processing. A major example of such a property is correctness of communication in concurrent and distributed systems, motivated by the importance of structured communication in modern software.
Behavioural Types: from Theory to Tools presents programming languages and software tools produced by members of COST Action IC1201: Behavioural Types for Reliable Large-Scale Software Systems, a European research network that was funded from October 2012 to October 2016. As a survey of the most recent developments in the application of behavioural type systems, it is a valuable reference for researchers in the field, as well as an introduction to the area for graduate students and software developers.
Programming languages; behavioural type systems; choreography; program analysis tools; session types; software contracts; automation