IA041 Concurrency Theory

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: zk (examination), z (credit).
prof. RNDr. Mojmír Křetínský, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Mojmír Křetínský, CSc.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 14:00–15:50 B411
IA006 Automata theory
Knowlegde corresponding to the courses IA006 - Automata IB107 - Computability and complexity
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to understand and to work with the basic techniques used for modelling, analysis and verification of concurrent processes. Students should be able make deductions based on acquired knowledge on actual topics and results of concurrent processes and their formal verification.
  • Processes, labelled transition systems and their (finite) specifications. Operational semantics. Caucal a Mayr hierarchies.
  • Selected sematic equivalencies (and preorders) for processes and their relationships (linear time - branching time spectrum).
  • Boundaries of algorithmic verification (equivalence checking) -- undecidability, decidability and complexity of some semantic equivalencies on selected classes of infinite state processes.
  • BAETEN, J.C.M. and W.P. WEIJLAND. Process Algebra. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. 248pp. Cambridge Tracts in Theoret.Computer Science. ISBN 0-521-40043-0. info
  • Handbook of process algebra. Edited by J. A. Bergstra - A. Ponse - Scott A. Smolka. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001. xiv, 1342. ISBN 0444828303. info
  • BURKART, Olaf. Automatic verification of sequential infinite-state processes. Berlin: Springer, 1997. 163 s. ISBN 3540639829. info
  • Články z časopisů a sborníků konferencí, dle specifikace vyučujícího
Teaching methods
This seminar is open to active participants only. Every participant is expected to study and give a talk on one or two journal/conference papers or subchapter of a book/monograph. These will be specified by a person in charge of running seminar. Each talk will be followed by class discussion, The number of participants is limited.
Assessment methods
seminars, active participation (giving talks, discussions)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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