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ICFP 2016
Sun 18 - Sat 24 September 2016 Nara, Japan
Wed 21 Sep 2016 15:55 - 16:20 at Noh Theater - Session 11 Chair(s): Alejandro Russo

Session types describe structured communication on heterogeneously
typed channels at a high level.
Their tail-recursive structure imposes a protocol that can be
described by a regular language.
The types of transmitted values are drawn from the underlying
functional language, abstracting from the
details of serializing values of structured data types.

Context-free session types extend session types by allowing nested
protocols that are not restricted to tail recursion. Nested protocols
correspond to deterministic context-free languages. Such protocols are
interesting in their own right, but they are particularly suited to
describe the low-level serialization of tree-structured data in a
type-safe way.

We establish the metatheory of context-free session types, prove that
they properly generalize standard (two-party) session
types, and take first steps towards type checking by showing
that type equivalence is decidable.

Wed 21 Sep

Displayed time zone: Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo change

15:05 - 16:20
Session 11Research Papers at Noh Theater
Chair(s): Alejandro Russo Chalmers University of Technology
Talking Bananas: Structural Recursion for Session Types
Research Papers
Sam Lindley University of Edinburgh, UK, J. Garrett Morris University of Edinburgh, UK
The Best of Both Worlds: Linear Functional Programming without Compromise
Research Papers
J. Garrett Morris University of Edinburgh, UK
Context-Free Session Types
Research Papers
Peter Thiemann University of Freiburg, Germany, Vasco T. Vasconcelos INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa