River Publishers Series in Automation, Control and Robotics

Behavioural Types: from Theory to Tools

Simon Gay, University of Glasgow, UK
António Ravara, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Departamento de Computaci´on, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, CONICET-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Investigaci´on en Ciencias de la Computaci´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

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