Journal article

Combine and Conquer: Relating BIP and Reo

Coordination languages simplify design and development of concurrent systems. Particularly, exogenous coordination languages, like BIP and Reo, enable system designers to express the interactions among components in a system explicitly. A formal relation between exogenous coordination languages comprises the basis for a solid comparison and consolidation of their fundamental concepts. In this paper we establish a formal relation between BI(P) (i.e., BIP without the priority layer) and Reo, by defining transformations between their semantic models. We show that these transformations preserve all properties expressible in a common semantics. Morever, we use this formal transformation to propose an extension of the composition of data-agnostic BIP architectures to data- sensitive ones.

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