Concurrency is an ever-increasing trend in designing and implementing computer systems. However, their analysis is notoriously challenging due to the combinatorial explosion of their state-spaces. Ad-hoc and manual techniques come short of making any substantial claim regarding quality and correctness of such systems. This school addresses this challenge by presenting a rigorous and expressive modeling framework for specifying such systems and an arsenal of verification techniques to efficiently verify their correctness. We report on several case studies where these techniques have been effectively applied and how they have affected the quality of concurrent and communicating system designs.
The course is intended for graduate students in Computer Science and Engineering and related fields. The course does not assume much prior knowledge apart from some basic affinity with logic and discrete mathematics.
PROFESSOR JAN FRISO GROOTE
EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Jan Friso Groote head of the Formal System Analysis group at Eindhoven University of Technology. He also works one day a week at ASML, the world leading wafer scanner manufacturer. Professor Groote studied computer science at Twente University (The Netherlands). He received his PhD. degree (with prof.dr. Bergstra as his advisor) from the University of Amsterdam on a thesis entitled `Process Algebra and Structured Operational Semantics’. Subsequently, his research shifted towards practical usability of the theory. To this end, he developed mCRL2, a language and toolset that combines process algebra with data, time, probabilities, modal logics and visualisation. This language and toolset has been used to model, analyse and design a range of systems, including medical protocols, railway control systems, control of storage facilities and software for wafer scanners and the CERN’s particle accelerator in Geneva.
PROFESSOR MOHAMMADREZA MOUSAVI
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER, UK
Mohammad Reza Mousavi is a professor of Data-Oriented Software Engineering at University of Leicester, UK and part-time (guest) professor at Gothenburg University and Halmstad University, Sweden. He received his Bachelor and Masters degree from Sharif University of Technology, Iran and his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2005 from TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Since then, he has been postdoctoral researcher (2006-2007) at Reykjavik University, Iceland, and assistant and associate professor (2005-2013) at TU Eindhoven and professor at Halmstad University.
His research interests are in formal semantics and verification and his main current research area in model-based testing, particularly applied to software product lines and cyber-physical systems.
9:30-10:15 Introduction lecture: subject matter, possible application areas, success stories
10:45-11:15 Actions and processes
11:30-12:00 Behavioral equivalences – Part I
13:30-14:15 Hands-on session: specification, state-space generation, state-space reduction and visualization of a toy example
14:45-15:30 Behavioral equivalences – Part II
15:45-16:30 Hands on session: specification of basic requirements and defining interfaces for the case study