System Validation (2IW26)

Last update: November 1, 2010.

Teachers in Eindhoven: J.F. Groote and M.R. Mousavi.

Lectures in the second quartiel will take place on thursdays!!

The lectures in the second block will take place in Auditorium 6 on Thursdays (1st and 2nd hour). This is correctly stated on But it is incorrectly stated in the handout, which in incorrect form can also be found below.

Extra lecture will take place in Aud 2

The extra lecture will take place in Auditorium 2 on Wednesday, October 27, at 10.45 (3rd and 4th hour).
This lecture will be devoted to answer questions and exercises put forward by the audience.

Dates of the lectures and the examinations

1st block in semester 2010/2011, wednesday 3/4 hour (Helix 1) and thursday 1/2 hour (AUD6). In the second block the lectures are only on wednesdays 3/4 hour (Helix 1). First lecture wednesday September 1, 2010. The exam will take place on thursday November 4, 2010 from 14:00 to 17:00 (register before October 17, 2010). There is a possibility to retry the exam on thursday January 17, 2010, 14:00-17:00 (register before January 9). See for information regarding the location. The final date to hand in the pre-final report for the assigment is monday, January 3, 2010. Final report must be handed in on January 14, 2010. The assignment and exam contribute evenly to the final score. The lecture notes are not allowed to be used at the exam. A list of axioms will be attached to the exam.


A note on verifying your design by Mohammad Mousavi

Mohammad Mousavi wrote a small note on how to verify requirements.

The mCRL2 toolset

For those who want to use the mCRL2 toolset, look at the webpages. Among others, the pages allow to download the tools for various platforms and contain manual pages.

All students can get an account at the notebook service centre (NSC) of the faculty (HG8.86) to use the toolset on Ask access to the directory /scratch/2iw26 where large files can be stored. This can be done by the NSC by putting you in an adequate group. Make your own subdirectory with names group1, group2, etc. If the NSC is closed more information is available at BCF (HG 8.73). In order to use the graphical tools it is necessary to log in using ssh with the `-Y' flag.

For using graphical programs from a windows machine, a X-server must be installed. For a MacOsX machine an X-windowing systems comes with the standard developers distribution (which is also required to compile the toolset). Logging at the svstud can be done using a program like ssh (secure shell).

All the programs on svstud reside in the directory /home/jfg/bin. Example files are in /home/jfg/MCRL2/examples. In case of problems contact All tools have a -help flag that gives a concise description of the tool and its use. All tools can be started via the command line, and most tools work in the squadt environment.

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