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Teaching Concurrency: Theory in Practice

  • Luca Aceto
  • Anna Ingolfsdottir
  • Kim G. Larsen
  • Jiří Srba
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5846)

Abstract

Teaching courses that rely on sound mathematical principles is nowadays a challenging task at many universities. On the one hand there is an increased demand for educating students in these areas, on the other hand there are more and more students being accepted with less adequate skills in mathematics. We report here on our experiences in teaching concurrency theory over the last twenty years or so to students ranging from mathsphobic bachelor students to sophisticated doctoral students. The contents of the courses, the material on which they are based and the pedagogical philosophy underlying them are described, as well as some of the lessons that we have learned over the years.

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Model Check Exercise Session Equivalence Check Label Transition System Binary Decision Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Aceto
    • 1
  • Anna Ingolfsdottir
    • 1
  • Kim G. Larsen
    • 2
  • Jiří Srba
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceReykjavik UniversityReykjavikIceland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceAalborg UniversityAalborg ØDenmark

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