System Validation (2IW26)

Last update: February 7, 2013.

The reader is available at the Student's shop. It has number 2613, and it does not have the code of this course (2IW26) which caused some confusion.

My room is MF 7.070 which is on the 7th floor of the Metaforum building. The handout still refers to my old room in the Hoofdgebouw (HG 6.75) which is incorrect.

There will not be a lecture on March 18, 2013.

Teacher: J.F. Groote.

Dates of the lectures and the examinations

Classes take place at Mondays 5/6 hour (Aud 8) and Thursdays 1/2 hour (Paviljoen u46). First lecture will take place on Monday February 4, 2013. The exam will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 9:00 to 12:00 (register before March 31, 2013). There is a possibility to retry the exam on Wednesday June 26, 2013, 14:00-17:00 (register before June 16). See for information regarding the location. The final date to hand in the pre-final report for the assigment is Friday, April 19, 2013. The final report must be handed in on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Both the pre-final and final report must be handed in on paper. The corrected pre-final report must be handed in with the final report. The assignment and exam contribute equally 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.


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. For large systems Linux and Mac is by far preferable over Windows, because the compiling rewriter is not available on Windows.

All students can get an account at BCF (MF 3.083) of the faculty 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. 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 mcrl2-gui environment.

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