This page describes the organization of the course and gives access to the course slides.
The course is presented in the M2-6 page on the MPRI site.
The course is organized in two periods of 8 courses each. The first period will begin on the 16 September 2015. The first period will end with a 3-hour written exam. The second period will end with an oral exam. The oral exam consists in the presentation of a research article; the list of articles will be provided a few weeks before the exam.
You will find here the provisional course plan. The course plan will be updated progressively and the slides of the courses will be put on-line before or shortly after each course, so, please consult this page regularly.
Courses are accompanied with a suggestion of homework assignments.
Assignments are not evaluated by the teachers and give no credit: they are for self-evaluation only, to prepare you for the exams.
Assignments may consist in reading assignments, exercises to complete, or experiments to perform.
It is highly recommended that you perform the suggested assignments.
Topics: Course organization; Introduction; Order theory.
Topics: State and traces semantics; State and trace properties.
Slides: 03: program semantics (updated on 29/09/2015).
Topics: State and trace semantics (continued from last week).
Slides: second part of last week's slides.
Topics: Non-relational numerical abstract domains.
Slides: 04: non-relational numerical domains (updated on 20/10/2015).
Topics: Relational numerical abstract domains.
Slides: 05: relational numerical domains.
Topics: Numeric analysis of concurrent programs.
Topics: Qualitative abstraction of signaling pathways.
Topics: Quantitative abstractions of signaling pathways.
Written exam: on 2 December 2015.
(see also the former written exams)
Topics: Domain specific numerical domains.
Slides: Specific numerical domains.
Topics: Partitioning abstractions.
Slides: Partitioning abstractions.
Topics: Abstraction of memory states.
Slides: Memory abstraction.
Topics: Shape analysis based on separation logic.
Topics: Program transformations as abstract interpretation.
Topics: Mobile systems.
Topics: Static analysis of mobile systems.
Topics: Static analysis for concurrent data structures.
Oral exam: on 8 March 2016.
The information for the oral exam has been sent by email. Please contact the teachers if you have not received an email.
The following articles give an taste of the contents and the goal of the course:
Additionally, a course-specific bibliography is provided in the course slides (for reference; reading is not mandatory).
There is currently no reference book for the course.
You will find below a list of M2 internship proposals related to the course, either in the Abstraction team at the ENS or outside. The list will be updated regularly. Feel free to contact directly the teachers for more information and more proposals.