Further Results on Partial Order Equivalences on Infinite Systems

Kim Sunesen

March 1998


In a previous paper [ICATPN'96], we investigated decidability issues for standard language equivalence for process description languages with two generalisations based on traditional approaches for capturing non-interleaving behaviour: pomset equivalence reflecting global causal dependency, and location equivalence reflecting spatial distribution of events.

In this paper, we continue by investigating the role played by TCSP-style renaming and hiding combinators with respect to decidability. One result of [ICATPN'96] was that in contrast to pomset equivalence, location equvialence remained decidable for a class of processes consisting of finite sets of BPP processes communicating in a TCSP manner. Here, we show that location equivalence becomes undecidable when either renaming or hiding is added to this class of processes.

Furthermore, we investigate the weak versions of location and pomset equivalences. We show that for BPP with tex2html_wrap_inline22 prefixing, both weak pomset and weak location equivalence are decidable. Moreover, we show that weak location equivalence is undecidable for BPP semantically extended with CCS communication

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