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Course INF-88-83-K-6

Compositional Techniques for Synthesis and Verification (Seminar) (2S, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K 4.0 CP 92 h
2 S Seminar 28 h
(2S) 4.0 CP 28 h 92 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg.
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [INF-MPI] Max-Planck-Institute
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Each week we will discuss one topic, based on a representative paper. One participant or the instructor is leading the discussion by giving some general instructional content for the current topic and then presenting the core principles covered in the paper. After this, an open discussion among all participants on the current paper and on the transferability of those insights to other areas is encouraged.


Large scale Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) consist of software, hardware, and physical components interacting in a non-trivial manner. Different parts of these systems are set up using very different design principles, ranging form correct-by-design controllers for physical systems modeled by continuous differential equations, to communication protocols, to code generated by compilers with various characteristics. Due to this intrinsic variability of components and the size of the overall system, synthesis or verification tools cannot be efficiently applied in a monolithic manner to ensure that CPS are safe and work as intended. As a first step towards compositional synthesis and verification techniques for CPS, this seminar investigates existing compositional techniques in relevant sub-domains of CPS analysis and design. We will discuss state-of-the art compositional techniques including for example controller synthesis for continuous-time systems, reactive synthesis over game graphs, or verification of software.

We are flexible to shrink or extend the topics dependent on the interests and the number of the participants of the seminar.


Will be announced during the seminar.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-88-83-K-6]

Module Name Context
[INF-88-83-M-6] Compositional Techniques for Synthesis and Verification (Seminar) P: Obligatory 2S, 4.0 LP