
T79.5101 
Advanced Course in Computational Logic 
(4 cr) P 
Spring 2007 (Periods III and IV)
Navigation:
[General Information]
[Lecture Notes]
[Tutorials]
[Home Assignments]
[Feedback]
[Examinations]
[Other Interesting Stuff]
[TOPI]
Previous years:
[Spring 2006]
This is an advanced course on logic and its applications in computer
science and engineering. Subjects covered are:
modal logics (syntax, semantics, proof theory and computational
properties) and applications of temporal logic in concurrent and
distributed systems.
General Information
 NEW: Course feedback is
collected from April 25, 2007 until May 23, 2007.
 This course replaces the former course
T79.146
Logic in Computer Science: Special Topics I.
 Lectures: by Prof.
Ilkka Niemelä, Wednesdays
1012, room TB353,
starting on the 17th of January, 2007
 Tutorials: by
M.Sc.(Tech.) Matti Järvisalo,
Mondays 1213, room TB353
 Course material:
 Lecture notes.
 M. Fitting. Basic Modal Logic. Handbook of Logic in
Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming, Volume 1, Logical
Foundations, 1993.
 E. Clarke and O. Grumberg and D. Peled.
Model Checking. The MIT Press, 1999. (Chapters 14)
 E.A. Emerson.
Automated Temporal Reasoning about Reactive Systems.
Logics for Concurrency, F. Moller and G. Birtwistle (Eds.),
SpringerVerlag, 1996, LNCS 1043, pp. 4199.
[PS]
 Passing and grading of the course
 Brochure in Finnish
 Program for lectures
 Email contacts: the alias
t795101 at
tcs.hut.fi is recommended.
 Newsgroup:
[http]
Back to menu.
Lecture Notes
(In Finnish)

Refresher
[ps]
[pdf]
 A refresher on propositional and predicate logic
 Introduction
[ps]
[pdf]
 Introduction to the course
 Modal Logic I
[ps]
[pdf]
 Introduction to modal logics
 Modal Logic II
[ps]
[pdf]
 Propositional modal logics
 Modal Logic III
[ps]
[pdf]
 Basic results about models
 Modal Logic IV
[ps]
[pdf]
 Some examples of modal logics
 Modal Logic V
[ps]
[pdf]
 Hilbertstyle proof theory
 Modal Logic VI
[ps]
[pdf]
 Tableaux method
 Modal Logic VII
[ps]
[pdf]
 More about modal logic
 Modal Logic VIII
[ps]
[pdf]
 Introduction to temporal logics
 Modal Logic IX
[ps]
[pdf]
 Expressing properties with temporal logic
 Modal Logic X
[ps]
[pdf]
 Model checking
 Modal Logic XI
[ps]
[pdf])
 Tableau method for temporal logics
Back to menu.
Tutorials and their Solutions
(in Finnish)
Exercise Sheets
 Tutorials 13: [ps]
[pdf],
solutions: [pdf]
 Tutorials 47: [ps]
[pdf],
solutions: [pdf]
 Tutorials 810: [ps]
[pdf]
solutions: [pdf]
 Tutorials 1113: [ps]
[pdf]
solutions: [pdf]
Schedule

22.1. Tutorial 1

29.1. Tutorial 2

5.2. Tutorial 3

12.2. Tutorial 4

19.2. Tutorial 5

26.2. Tutorial 6

12.3 Tutorial 7

19.3 Tutorial 8

26.3. Tutorial 9

2.4. Tutorial 10

16.4. Tutorial 11

23.4. Tutorial 12

30.4. Tutorial 13
Back to menu.
Home Assignments
 Results of home assignments (HAs)
13 as of Mar 27, 2007.
 Each student receives three personal HAs during the spring term.
 Grading is done using the scale passed / not passed.
 Assignments will be delivered through personal
home directories.
 Home directories are created automatically for all registered students.
Passwords will be distributed when the first HA is launched.
 The schedule for Spring 2007:
HA 
Launch date 
Deadline 
1 
Feb 7, 2007 
Feb 21, 2007, 24:00 
2 
Feb 28, 2007 
Mar 21, 2007, 24:00 
3 
Apr 4, 2007 
Apr 25, 2007, 24:00 
 In the third assignment, the task is to analyse a mutex algorithm whose
SMV source code can be found here.
 You may consult some brief instructions
to get started with SMV.
 SMV has been installed at
HUT/Computing Centre
Unix/Linux workstations.
 Check the
SMV site
at CMU if you wish to install the software on your own PC. We have
been reported that the version 2.5 for Windows/NT does not tolerate
inputs involving inequality (
!= ).
Back to menu.
Course Feedback
We welcome feedback which is collected centrally in
Finnish,
Swedish, or
English
from April 25, 2007 until May 23, 2007, 24:00.
To obtain one extra exam point you should fill in the feed back form by
the deadline (May 23, 2007). Please remember to supply your student ID on the
form. This is just to collect the list of students who have given
feedback (anonymity is not otherwise compromised).
Back to menu.
Examinations
 Material covered in exams
 May 16, 2007, 1316, T2 (in Finnish
[pdf])
Results
 Aug 29, 2007, 912, T1
 Jan 4, 2008, 912, T1
 Questions will be provided in Finnish only
(unless agreed otherwise).
Back to menu.
Other Interesting Stuff

Formal methods
 Formal
Methods in System Design, 22 (2) March 2003.
Special Issue on Industrial Practice of Formal Hardware Verification

Interesting books on modal logic, temporal logic and verification of
reactive systems.

Brian F. Chellas. Modal Logic: An Introduction,
Cambridge University Press, 1980.
 Melvin Fitting. Proof Methods for Modal and Intuitionistic Logic,
Reidel, 1983.
 Robert Goldblatt. Logics of Time and Computation, CSLI Lecture
Notes Number 7, Center for the Study of Language and Information,
Stanford University.
 Hughes, G.E. and Cresswell, M.J.
A Companion to Modal Logic, Methuen and Co.,
1984.
 Hughes, G.E. and Cresswell, M.J. New Introduction to Modal Logic,
Routledge, 1995.
 Patrick Blackburn, Maarten de Rijke, Yde Venema. Modal Logic,
Cambridge University Press, to appear in May 2001.
 Zohar Manna and Amir Pnueli. The Temporal Logic of Reactive and
Concurrent Systems. SpringerVerlag, 1992.
 Zohar Manna and Richard Waldinger. The Deductive Foundations of
Computer Programming. AddisonWesley, 1993.
 Zohar Manna and Amir Pnueli. Temporal Verification of Reactive Systems: Safety. SpringerVerlag, 1995.
 B. Berard et al. Systems and Software Verification, ModelChecking
Techniques and Tools. Springer, 2001.
 Doron A. Peled: Software Reliability Methods, Springer 2001.
 M. Huth and M. Ryan.
Logic in Computer Science: Modelling and Reasoning about Systems,
Cambridge University Press, 2000.
 E. Allen Emerson. Temporal and Modal Logic. Handbook of Theoretical
Computer Science, Volume B: Formal Models and Sematics 1990, J. van
Leeuwen, ed., NorthHolland Pub. Co./MIT Press, Pages 9951072.

Model checking tools
Back to menu.
[TCS main]
[Contact Info]
[Personnel]
[Research]
[Publications]
[Software]
[Studies]
[News Archive]
[Links]
Latest update: 24 August 2007.
