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Communicating Process Architectures (CPA)
 Title: Communicating Haskell Processes: Composable Explicit Concurrency using Monads
 Conference: Communicating Process Architectures 2008
 Authors: Neil C. C. Brown
Computing Laboratory, University of Kent
 Abstract: Writing concurrent programs in languages that lack explicit support for concurrency can often be awkward and difficult. Haskell’s monads provide a way to explicitly specify sequence and effects in a functional language, and monadic combinators allow composition of monadic actions, for example via parallelism and choice – two core aspects of Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP).We show how the use of these combinators, and being able to express processes as first-class types (monadic actions) allow for easy and elegant programming of process-oriented concurrency in a new CSP library for Haskell: Communicating Haskell Processes. 

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