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Teaching Concurrency: Theory in Practice Luca Aceto1

Summary: Teaching Concurrency: Theory in Practice
Luca Aceto1
, Anna Ingolfsdottir1
, Kim G. Larsen2
, and JirŽi Srba2
School of Computer Science, Reykjavik University, Kringlan 1, 103 Reykjavik,
Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Selma Lagerlšofs Vej 300,
9220 Aalborg Ű, Denmark
Abstract. Teaching courses that rely on sound mathematical principles
is nowadays a challenging task at many universities. On the one hand
there is an increased demand for educating students in these areas, on
the other hand there are more and more students being accepted with
less adequate skills in mathematics. We report here on our experiences in
teaching concurrency theory over the last twenty years or so to students
ranging from mathsphobic bachelor students to sophisticated doctoral
students. The contents of the courses, the material on which they are
based and the pedagogical philosophy underlying them are described, as


Source: Aceto, Luca - School of Computer Science, Reykjavík University


Collections: Mathematics; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences