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Multiparty session types and their application in large distributed systems

7 March 2014
San Francesco - Cappella Guinigi
We give a summary of our recent research developments on multiparty session types, and our collaborations with industry partners (Red Hat, Cognizant and VMware) and a major, long-term, NSF-funded project (Ocean Observatories Initiatives) to provide an ultra large-scale cyberinfrustracture (OOI CI) for 25-30 years of sustained ocean measurements to study climate variability, ocean circulation and ecosystem dynamics. We shall first talk how Robin Milner, Kohei Honda and Yoshida started collaborations with industry to develop a web service protocol description language called Scribble and discovered the theory of multiparty session types through the collaborations. We then talk about the recent developments in Scribble and the runtime session monitoring framework currently used in the OOI CI.