- Models of Concurrent Systems
- Semantics of Concurrent Systems
- Properties of Concurrent Systems
- Verification of Concurrent Systems
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Given the learning outcomes of the "Master in Computer Science and Engineering" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
Given the learning outcomes of the "Master  in Computer Science" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
Students completing successfully this course will be able to
Students will have developed skills and operational methodology. In particular, they have developed their ability to
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- Models of Concurrent Systems: processes and actions, conditions and choices, concurrency, synchronization, process algebras.
- Semantics of Concurrent Systems: state machines and transition systems, finite and infinite traces, concurrency by interleaving, equivalences and minimization.
- Properties of Concurrent Systems: invariants, safety and liveness properties, temporal logic, refinement relations.
- Verification of Concurrent Systems: model checking, equivalence checking.
- Exercises (theoretical exercises to master the concepts, followed by computer room session to apply these on concurrent systems)
- Assignments (performed conjointly by two students)
- 3 assignments, 30% of the final grade.
- Exercises: test at the end of the first period, 30% of the final grade.
- Theory: oral exam, 40% of the final grade. A list of questions is provided at the end of the course.
- INGI1101 : Basic notions in discrete mathematics
- INGI1123 : Basic notions in theory of computation
- INGI1131 : Basic notions in concurrent systems
- J Magee and J Kramer, Concurrency: State Models and Java Programming (2nd Ed.), Wiley, 2006.
- H Bowman and R Gomez, Concurrency Theory: Calculi and Automata for Modelling Untimed and Timed Concurrent Systems, Springer, 2006.
- AW Roscoe, The Theory and Practice of Concurrency, Prentice Hall, 1998 (http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/bill.roscoe/publications/68b.pdf).
- E Clarke, O Grumberg and D Peled, Model Checking, MIT Press, 1999.
- B Bérard et al., Systems and Software Verification, Springer, 2001.