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inf481 - Special Topics in 'Parallel Systems' II (Complete module description)
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Module label Special Topics in 'Parallel Systems' II
Module code inf481
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Theoretische Informatik
Responsible persons
Wehrheim, Heike (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Software analyses extract facts about programs from source code. Such facts can be employed by compilers to optimize programs during compilation, but can also be used to verify correctness of programs. The students get to know different analysis methods, specify such techniques themselves and implement them.

Professional competences
The students:
- get to know data flow analysis and specify them,

- name the components of data flow systems, 
know when to apply widening operators in an analysis,
- are able to develop abstract domains and operators for abstract interpretation,
- know predicate abstraction and the principle of counterexample-guided abstraction refinement,
- know when and how to apply SSA forms,
are able to judge the precision and scalability of points-to analyses.

Methodological competences
The students:
- are able to formally define analyses,
- are able to prove properties of analyses,
- are able to implement analysis.

Social competences
The students:
- work on tasks in groups and discuss solutions,
- implement analyses in groups.

The students:
- organize their own work for the course.
Module contents
Data flow analyses
- Abstract interpretation
- Predicate abstraction, CEGAR
- SSA forms
- Slicing
- Points-to analysis
- Symbolic execution
Reader's advisory
Nielson, Nielson, Hankin: Principles of Program Analysis, Springer, 2004.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency unregelmäßig
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Useful previous knowledge: Programming, Logic
Modullevel / module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method 2 Veranst. aus V, Ü, S, P, PR
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Weekly homework assignments, lab assignments in a block, oral examination at the end
Course type Course selection
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 28 h