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Programmanalyse (Proseminar)

In this proseminar, we will study a selection of articles which can be considered classical (or fundamental) for the topic area program analysis. The articles have been published between 1938 and 2009 and some of the authors received the acknowledged Turing Award for their work. We will have weekly sessions starting mid December (so not an "en bloc" schedule). The available topics will be introduced in the first session, together with the modus operandi (schedule, deliverables, grades).
Course type Proseminar

Prof. Dr. Andreas Podelski
Tanja Schindler (contact person for organizational matters)
Elisabeth Henkel (contact person for organizational matters)

Kickoff session Thursday, 21 October 2021, 16:00 c.t.
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Language of instruction German
Credits 3
Course Catalog Proseminar am Lehrstuhl Softwaretechnik
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  • 2021-10-13: Website online.


This proseminar gives a first introduction to scientific working in the discipline of computer science. The emphasis in this proseminar is on the presentations (in the roles of speaker as well as a participant).
Presentations will be on the classical articles from the topic area of program analysis as listed below, focusing on particular aspects of the articles. In the end, for each presentation the focus will be set in a way that all topics have a similar difficulty.


  • The kick-off meeting for this pro-seminar takes place at the location and time given above.
  • In the kick-off meeting, we will elaborate on the goals, the construction, and the rules of the pro-seminar.
  • In the kick-off meeting, there will be "pre-booking" lists which gives you a booking option.
  • By Monday, 25th of October 2021, 12:00 (local time), you tell us
    • a list of your favourite topics (first favourite first, as many as you like)
    • and that you certainly want to participate in this proseminar
  • If the seminar is fully booked, we will prefer admitting students on the pre-booking list who submitted their favourite topics on time. The organisors will try to match favourite topics to people as well as possible.




Some starting-point literature on scientific work and scientific presentations, including some pointers to further reading: