Taking Linear Logic Apart

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Process calculi based on logic, such as πDILL and CP, provide a foundation for deadlock-free concurrent programming. However, in previous work, there is a mismatch between the rules for constructing proofs and the term constructors of the π-calculus: the fundamental operator for parallel composition does not correspond to any rule of linear logic. Kokke et al. [12] introduced Hypersequent Classical Processes (HCP), which addresses this mismatch using hypersequents (collections of sequents) to register parallelism in the typing judgements. However, the step from CP to HCP is a big one. As of yet, HCP does not have reduction semantics, and the addition of delayed actions means that CP processes interpreted as HCP processes do not behave as they would in CP. We introduce HCP , a variant of HCP with reduction semantics and without delayed actions. We prove progress, preservation, and termination, and show that HCP supports the same communication protocols as CP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Joint International Workshop on Linearity Trends in linear Logic and Applications
EditorsThomas Ehrhard, Maribel Fernández, Valeria de Paiva, Lorenzo Tortora de Falco
PublisherOpen Publishing Association
Publication date15. Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15. Apr 2019
Event2018 Joint International Workshop on Linearity and Trends in Linear Logic and Applications, Linearity-TLLA 2018 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 7. Jul 20188. Jul 2018


Conference2018 Joint International Workshop on Linearity and Trends in Linear Logic and Applications, Linearity-TLLA 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
SeriesElectronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, EPTCS


  • Curry-Howard correspondence
  • Deadlock-freedom
  • Logic
  • Linear logic
  • Process calculi
  • Programming Languages
  • Formal methods


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