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# Mathematical Structures in Computer Science

Cambridge University Press

About: Mathematical Structures in Computer Science is an academic journal published by Cambridge University Press. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Linear logic & Mathematical proof. It has an ISSN identifier of 0960-1295. Over the lifetime, 1098 publications have been published receiving 40788 citations. The journal is also known as: MSCS.

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TL;DR: This special issue of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science contains several contributions related to the modern field of Quantum Information and Quantum Computing, with a focus on entanglement.

Abstract: This special issue of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science contains several contributions related to the modern field of Quantum Information and Quantum Computing.
The first two papers deal with entanglement. The paper by R. Mosseri and P. Ribeiro presents a detailed description of the two-and three-qubit geometry in Hilbert space, dealing with the geometry of fibrations and discrete geometry. The paper by J.-G.Luque et al. is more algebraic and considers invariants of pure k-qubit states and their application to entanglement measurement.

14,205 citations

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TL;DR: Reo as discussed by the authors is a channel-based exogenous coordination model in which complex coordinators, called connectors, are compositionally built out of simpler ones, and each connector imposes a specific coordination pattern on the entities (for example, components) that perform I/O operations through that connector.

Abstract: In this paper, we present Reo, which forms a paradigm for composition of software components based on the notion of mobile channels. Reo is a channel-based exogenous coordination model in which complex coordinators, called connectors, are compositionally built out of simpler ones. The simplest connectors in Reo are a set of channels with well-defined behaviour supplied by users. Reo can be used as a language for coordination of concurrent processes, or as a ‘glue language’ for compositional construction of connectors that orchestrate component instances in a component-based system. The emphasis in Reo is just on connectors and their composition, and not on the entities that connect to, communicate and cooperate through these connectors. Each connector in Reo imposes a specific coordination pattern on the entities (for example, components) that perform I/O operations through that connector, without the knowledge of those entities. Channel composition in Reo is a very powerful mechanism for construction of connectors. We demonstrate the expressive power of connector composition in Reo through a number of examples. We show that exogenous coordination patterns that can be expressed as (meta-level) regular expressions over I/O operations can be composed in Reo out of a small set of only five primitive channel types.

714 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, an encoding of the λ-calculus in the πcalculus is presented, where each reduction in the lambda calculus is mimicked by a short sequence of reductions in the corresponding π calculus.

Abstract: This paper exhibits accurate encodings of the λ-calculus in the π-calculus. The former is canonical for calculation with functions, while the latter is a recent step (Milner et al. 1989) towards a canonical treatment of concurrent processes. With quite simple encodings, two λ-calculus reduction strategies are simulated very closely; each reduction in λ-calculus is mimicked by a short sequence of reductions in π-calculus. Abramsky's precongruence of applicative bisimulation (Abramsky 1989) over λ-calculus is compared with that induced by the encoding of the lazy λ-calculus into π-calculus; a similar comparison is made for call-by-value λ-calculus.

604 citations

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TL;DR: This paper describes the syntax and semantics of a simple quantum programming language with high-level features such as loops, recursive procedures, and structured data types, and has an interesting denotational semantics in terms of complete partial orders of superoperators.

Abstract: We propose the design of a programming language for quantum computing. Traditionally, quantum algorithms are frequently expressed at the hardware level, for instance in terms of the quantum circuit model or quantum Turing machines. These approaches do not encourage structured programming or abstractions such as data types. In this paper, we describe the syntax and semantics of a simple quantum programming language with high-level features such as loops, recursive procedures, and structured data types. The language is functional in nature, statically typed, free of run-time errors, and has an interesting denotational semantics in terms of complete partial orders of superoperators.

510 citations

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TL;DR: This work follows the order of discovery of the concepts, which (as expected) starts with the semantics and ends with the syntex; it is hoped that this orthogonal look at the same object will help to apprehend the concepts.

Abstract: There are two ways to present this work; the most efficient is of course to start with the main syntactical definitions, and to end with semantics: this is the presentation that we follow in the body of the text: section 1, syntex; section 2, semantics. Another possibility is to follow the order of discovery of the concepts, which (as expected) starts with the semantics and ends with the syntex; we adopt this second way for our introduction, hoping that this orthogonal look at the same object will help to apprehend the concepts.

350 citations