TitleProbabilistic asynchronous $\pi$-calculus
AuthorsOltea Mihaela Herescu and Catuscia Palamidessi
We propose an extension of the asynchronous
$\pi$-calculus with a notion of random choice.
We define an operational semantics which distinguishes
between probabilistic choice, made internally by the process,
and nondeterministic choice, made externally by an adversary
scheduler. This distinction will allow us to reason about the
probabilistic correctness of algorithms under certain schedulers.
We show that in this language we can solve the electoral problem,
which was proved not possible in the asynchronous $\pi$-calculus.
Finally, we show an implementation of the probabilistic
in a Java-like language.