a short description of all topics offered can be found here [PDF]
if you are interested in one of them, please contact
Rafael Peņaloza ASAP (projects are assigned in a first-come, first-serve basis)
takes place on April 15 at
14:50 in Room INF-005. Attending the initial meeting is mandatory for participation in the
People who want to participate in the praktikum/project, but have
serious reasons to not attend the initial meeting, please contact
Rafael Peņaloza until April 14.
for computer scientists: Pflichtvorlesung "Grundlagen der Theoretischen Informatik"
-There will be an initial meeting (see above) where different topics will be proposed
to the students. Students can chose from the offered topics, one to work on.
- Students interested in doing their project, but unable to assist to the initial meeting
(:penaloza at inf.tu-dresden.de:)
to discuss possible solutions.
- Each student is assigned a tutor, depending on the topic
chosen. During the semester, there will be regular meetings of the
student and his tutor.
- The results of the praktikum/project will be presented at the end of the
semester in a talk given by the student.
final presentations, students may choose to present their work in German or in English.
The participants are expected to read the relevant literature,
and to discuss it with their tutor in order to become acquainted with
the topic chosen. The required implementation work should be carried
out in a structured way, and has to be documented appropriately. If a
topic is shared by two or more participants, acquiring team-working
skills is another goal of the project. The results of the project have
to be described in a project paper (~15 pages) and presented in a 30 minutes talk at
the end of the semester.
It is also the duty of the participants to reserve enough time for
performing the project. The sharp deadline
for finishing the project is the beginning of the following semester,
i.e. the allowed time for the project is one semester plus the
following semester break. Failure to finish the project in time will
result in no credits to be given. It is the obligation of the participant
to start the project in time, and to make appointments with the supervisor
for regular meetings during the semester.
choosing a topic, please take into account the knowledge you have already
acquired. For example, if you'd like to do a project concerning knowledge
representation, you are expected to have successfully attended the
lecture "Logic-based knowledge representation" before
starting the project.
(1) Unification in the Description Logic EL-trans
This project concerns the (theoretical) study of unification techniques
for the lightweight Description Logic EL-trans.
A basic knowledge of Description Logics and Term Rewriting is desirable.
Deciding emptiness of automata on trees requires, in general, polynomial time on the number of states of the automaton.
However, there exist subclasses of automata for which this decision can be made with non-deterministic logarithmic space.
The aim of this project is to generalize these classes to weighted automata, defining a subclass of these automata whose
behaviour computation is also in non-deterministic logarithmic space.
This is a theoretical topic; some knowledge of automata theory is desirable.
(3) Implementation of a Monitor for ALC-LTL formulae
This project is about implementing a monitoring algorithm for ALC-LTL formulae, preferably in the JAVA programming language. Having done the implementation, the program should be evaluated by the student. Since the naīve automata-based algorithm has already a high complexity, it is needed to optimise it with the use of some on-the-fly technique.
Doing this project requires basic knowledge about automata and logic, as well as good programming skills.