Emmanuel Beffara (Université d'Aix-Marseille), Proofs as schedules



This work proposes a new interpretation of the logical contents of programs in the context of concurrent interaction, wherein proofs correspond to valid executions of a processes. A type system based on linear logic is used, in which a given process has many different types, each typing corresponding to a particular way of interacting with its environment and cut elimination corresponds to executing the process in a given interaction scenario. A completeness result is established, stating that every lock-avoiding execution of a process in some environment corresponds to a particular typing. Besides traces, types contain precise information about the flow of control between a process and its environment, and proofs are interpreted as composable schedulings of processes. In this interpretation, logic appears as a way of making explicit the flow of causality between interacting processes.

Joint work with Virgile Mogbil.