Invited Talk: A Process Algebra Master Equation

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Luca Cardelli
4th International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2007), pages 219-226
IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA
September 2007

A Master Equation provides a complete probabilis-tic description of the dynamics of stochastic processes. We give a master equation for a small stochastic process algebra (a subset of CCS with interaction rates). We show that it is equivalent to the standard Chemical Master Equation, connecting our process algebra to the stochastic chemistry of unary and bi-nary reactions.