Organizer: Prof. Dr. Heiko Mantel
Assistant: Tim Weißmantel

Form: Lab Course (P4) - 6CP
Language: English
Weekly meeting: Friday 13:30 - 15:10 in S2|15 404K
Registration: in TUCaN (course id 20-00-0778-pr)
Max. participants: 15
Preparation meeting: Tuesday, April 19 at 14:25 (online or offline)
Depending on the number of participants the meeting will either happen online or offline. Please register for this course via TUCaN or write an e-mail to to receive information about the physical location or Zoom credentials.
Workload: Separate assignment sheets, no single monolithic project



Formal methods allow one to model critical requirements precisely and to certify with mathematical rigor that such requirements are met by a system. For applying formal methods to real world problems, tool support is essential. This lab course introduces how to use the Isabelle/HOL tool that is one of the internationally leading tools. Formal models of increasing conceptual complexity will be defined in Isabelle's higher-order logic, so that Isabelle's semi-automatic verification engine may subsequently be used to verify the desired properties. The topics covered by this course include:

  • techniques for modeling systems in higher-order logic,
  • techniques for specifying desired systems properties,
  • design of formal models for systems,
  • evaluation of advantages and disadvantages of a chosen model.


Knowledge of Computer Science and Mathematics, equivalent to the first four semesters in the Computer Science Bachelor program, in particular ability to work with formal languages and calculi, and knowledge of propositional and predicate logic.


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