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This paper introduces a conceptual model of communicative organization as a part of the formal semantic study of distributed computation. The model includes, as communication primitives, three independent modes of communication: mailing, posting, and broadcasting. Mailing models thin-wire communication, and posting models shared memory communication. While broadcasting is not prominent in today's parallel programming languages, it has an important role to play in distributed computation. Other fundamental notions in the model are process, symbol, site, process class, symbol class and site class.
Kimura, Takayuki D. and Gillett, Will D., "Communicative Processes: A Model of Communication" Report Number: WUCS-82-9 (1982). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.
Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K79W0CT9