IV010 Communication and Parallelism

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Luboš Brim, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Luboš Brim, CSc.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Luboš Brim, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Timetable
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Wed 10:00–11:50 B411
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The goal is to acquire basic skills that are used for formal specification and analysis of communicating systems, including the theoretical background.
By the end of the course the students should be able: to develop simple specifications and implementations of communicating systems in CCS, to check formally their equivalence and to understand various kinds of process equivalences and their limitations.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course the students should be able: to develop simple specifications and implementations of communicating systems in CCS, to check formally their equivalence and to understand various kinds of process equivalences and their limitations.
Syllabus
  • Introduction, overview of models for concurrent systems. Modelling communication, examples of communicating systems.
  • Language of CCS: synchronization, actions and transitions, internal communication, semantics of CCS.
  • CCS with value passing and its translation into pure CCS.
  • Equational laws and their applications: classification of combinators, expansion theorem, dynamic and static laws.
  • Bisimulation and equivalence: Strong bisimulation, weak bisimulation, weak congruence, basic properties, solving equations, other equivalences, finite state processes.
  • Temporal properties of processes.
Literature
  • MILNER, Robin. Communicating and mobile systems : the Pi calculus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. xii, 161 s. ISBN 0-521-64320-1. info
  • MILNER, Robin. Communication and concurrency. New York: Prentice Hall, 1989. 260 s. ISBN 0-13-115007-3. info
Teaching methods
lectures, homeworks
Assessment methods
Final exam is written. In the case homeworks are assigned, these are counted by maximum of 30% to the final mark. No study materials are allowed during the final examination.
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
http://www.fi.muni.cz/usr/brim/IV010
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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