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Communicating Process Architectures (CPA)
 Title: A Study of Percolation Phenomena in Process Networks
 Conference: Communicating Process Architectures 2006
 Authors: Oliver Faust, Bernhard H. C. Sputh, Alastair Allen
Department of Engineering, University of Aberdeen
 Abstract: Percolation theory provides models for a wide variety of natural phenomena. One of these phenomena is the dielectric breakdown of composite materials. This paper describes how we implemented the percolation model for dielectric breakdown in a massively parallel processing environment. To achieve this we modified the breadth-first search algorithm such that it works in probabilistic process networks. Formal methods were used to reason about this algorithm. Furthermore, this algorithm provides the basis for a JCSP implementation which models dielectric breakdowns in composite materials. The implementation model shows that it is possible to apply formal methods in probabilistic processing environments. 
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