TU Dresden
Institut für Theoretische Informatik
Lehrstuhl für Automatentheorie

Hauptseminar "Automata and Logic" in Summer Term 2005

Initial Meeting
Initial meeting will take place on April 8, 14:50 - 16:20 in Room 151. Attending the initial meeting is mandatory for participation in the seminar. People who want to participate in the seminar, but have serious reasons to not attend the initial meeting, please send an email until April 6.

Position in Curriculum
Informatik (both diploma and bachelors degree), starting from 5. semester, Wahlpflichtveranstaltung (-/-/2)
Computational Logic: Module TCSL, 3 credit points

For computer scientists: Pflichtvorlesung Grundlagen der Theoretischen Informatik
Lecture "Automata and Logic" should have been completed successfully

The language of the initial meeting is English .

Topic of the Hauptseminar
Building on basic results about description logics that have been presented in the "Automata and Logic" lecture, this seminar treats more advanced topics of using automata theory for logical reasoning.

Goal of the Hauptseminar
Apart from learning about the main topic, students should learn how to get acquainted with a relevant body of literature, how to produce a well-structured paper, and how to give an understandable talk.

Hints on how to prepare a paper and how to give a talk are available (in German).

Duties of Participants
In the initial meeting, students choose a topic to work on and are assigned a tutor. During the seminar, the student has to understand the relevant literature and writes a paper about the chosen topic (~12 pages). In doing this, he/she receives individual support by the tutor. The produced paper is required to conform to the standards of scientific writing. Finally, each student presents his/her work in a talk to the other participants.

It is also the duty of the participants to reserve enough time for performing the seminar. The sharp deadline for finishing is the end of the following semester. Failure to finish the project in time will result in no credits to be given. It is the obligation of the participant to start working in time, and to make appointsments with the supervisor for regular meetings during the semester.

The seminar is coordinated by Dr. Carsten Lutz