COSC 6490A 3.0 Concurrent Object Oriented Languages
- The final grades are available electronically
(courseInfo 6490A 2001-02 W).
In this course we focus on the theory and practice of concurrent programming.
We study theoretical aspects of concurrent programming including concurrent
calculi (like CCS and -calculus)
and bisimulation. Furthermore, we look at concurrent features of programming
languages like Java and Pict.
Time: Monday and Wednesday, 19:00-20:30
Place: VH 2005
Instructor: Franck van Breugel
Office hours: 17:45-18:45 or by appointment
Office: CSB 3046
Material will be provided to the students. Class notes will be crucial.
The performance of the students will be evaluated as a combination of a
project (60%) and four assignments (40%). Students will not have the option
of doing additional work to upgrade their mark.
There will be four assignments. The assignments are given out on
The assignments should be handed in within two weeks. No late assignments
will be accepted. If a student cannot hand in the assignment in time for
reasons beyond his/her control, the student has to bring a documented note
to the instructor. If accepted, the weight will be prorated towards the
- January 9;
- January 30;
- February 20;
- March 18.
Each student will choose a topic of his/her interest. The student
will study in detail one research paper on the topic and will also read some
related material. The student will implement some of the ideas of the paper
in one of the languages studied in the course. In both an oral presentation
(10%) and a written presentation (45%) the student will
In the week of February 17-21 each student will hand in and discuss a
progress report (5%). The presentations will take place during the last
lectures of the course. A draft version of the term paper may be handed in
by March 22. The final version is due on April 19.
present the main ideas of the project,
discuss the strong and the weak points of the research paper,
point out the links with the material presented in the course, and
mention possible improvements, extensions, generalizations etc.
The suggested reading material, additional material and the assignments
can be found by clicking on the corresponding date on the calendar below.