Iota: A concurrent XML scripting language with applications to Home Area Networking. G. M. Bierman and P. Sewell. Technical Report UCAM-CL-TR-557, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, January 2003. 32pp. [ bib | pdf | .html ]
Iota is a small and simple concurrent language that provides native support for functional XML computation and for typed channel-based communication. It has been designed as a domain-specific language to express device behaviour within the context of Home Area Networking. In this paper we describe Iota, explaining its novel treatment of XML and describing its type system and operational semantics. We give a number of examples including Iota code to program Universal Plug 'n' Play (UPnP) devices.