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Communicating Process Architectures (CPA)
 Title: occam on the Arduino
 Conference: Communicating Process Architectures 2009
 Authors: Adam T. Sampsona, Matthew C. Jadudb, Christian L. Jacobsenc
(a) School of Computing, University of Kent
(b) Department of Computer Science, Allegheny College
(c) Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
 Abstract: The Arduino is an open-source "physical computing" development system with a large, active user community. Arduino applications are usually developed in a subset of C++ with no concurrency facilities, which makes it difficult to build systems that must respond to a variety of external stimuli. We present an implementation of occam for the Arduino based on the Transterpreter portable runtime, adapted to make efficient use of the small Harvard-architecture microcontrollers typically used on devices like the Arduino. In addition, we describe the library of processes -- "Plumbing" -- that we provide to ease the development of physical computing applications. 
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