The JCSP library (Communicating Sequential Processes for Java) is now available from the jcentre repository as follows:

compile ‘cspforjava:jcsp:1.1.0’

The associated Github location is .

There is a set of demonstrations of the library, that use multi-core machines and distributed networks at: .

The JCSP library is part of the original GPars Groovy parallelism infrastructure.

In addition, the groovyJCSP library provides a set of Groovy helper classes, that make the use of the JCSP library much easier by reducing the amount of code that must be written to build parallel systems.

These classes are used extensively in the books

"Using Concurrency and Parallelism Effectively parts i & ii" by Jon Kerridge published by Bookboon, free of charge.

The library is available from .  This version was generated using groovy-2.4.12 and jcsp-1.1.0.

The software used in the books is available at

The libraries and related codes are available under the Apache 2.0 Licence.

Contacts , , , and .



Professor Jon Kerridge PhD FBCS FHEA CITP CEng
School of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University
Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Road


EH10 5DT




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