Seminar Trends in Model Checking

Seminar in Theoretical CS, Summer 2024


  • 05.12.2023: We are online!

Introduction and Assignment of Topics

  • Slides of introduction (Coming soon)

Dates & Deadlines

The dates are still tentative.

12.04.2024, 10:30Kick-off meeting (room 4201b, 2nd floor, building E1)
15.04.2024Topic preferences due
06.05.2024Detailed outline and one page of content due
10.06.2024Full report due
08.07.2024Presentation slides due
15. – 19.07.2024Seminar talks (precise time will be announced soon)

Note that the full versions of your report and your slides should be your final submission and the camera-ready versions should differ only with regard to minor remarks, comments, and corrections by your supervisor. Please feel free, however, to talk to your supervisor about submitting preliminary versions before the due dates.


Model checking is an automatic verification technique for both software and hardware systems. It systematically checks a given model representing the system under consideration (such as a finite labelled transition system) satisfies a property (e.g., a safety requirement) and thus verifies if that system has the expected behaviour. If this is not the case, diagnostic information is given in the form of counterexamples.

This seminar aims to give an overview of the research in the field of model checking. Each topic is covered by a scientific journal or conference article. These research articles are the basis on which students have to prepare their report and presentation. The presentations will be given at the end of the lecture period as a block seminar.


Basic knowledge in Formal Languages, Automata Theory, and Mathematical Logic is expected. Experience with Model Checking and/or verification of probabilistic systems is helpful.


Topics coming soon



Registration to the seminar is handled via the SuPra system.

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