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The world is increasingly populated with interactive agents distributed in space, real or abstract. These agents can be artificial, as in computing systems that manage and monitor traffic or health; or they can be natural, e.g. communicating humans, or biological cells. It is important to be able to model networks of agents in order to understand and optimize their behavior. Robin Milner describes in this book just such a model, by presenting a unified and rigorous structural theory, based on bigraphs, for systems of interacting agents. This theory is a bridge between the existing theories of concurrent processes and the aspirations for ubiquitous systems, whose enormous size challenges our understanding. The book is self-contained mathematically and is designed to be learned from: examples and exercises abound, solutions for the latter are provided.Read more
- New and significant work from Turing Award winner Robin Milner
- Presumes no prior knowledge of the mathematical structures employed
- Contains exercises and their solutions, worked examples and a glossary of terms
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- Date Published: April 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521738330
- length: 214 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.32kg
- contains: 50 exercises
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Part I. Space:
1. The idea of bigraphs
2. Defining bigraphs
3. Algebra for bigraphs
4. Relative and minimal bounds
5. Bigraphical structure
Part II. Motion:
7. Reactions and transitions
8. Bigraphical reactive systems
9. Behaviour in link graphs
10. Behavioural theory for CCS
Part III. Development:
11. Further topics
12. Background, development and related work
Appendices: Appendix 1. Technical detail
Appendix 2. Solutions to exercises
Glossary of terms and symbols.
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