IN9130 – Unassailable IT-systems

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.

Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.

Course content

The techniques presented have for several years been used in design of real time systems and other distributed systems. We concentrate on systems of interacting actors and model such systems in UML. Sequence Diagrams of UML are the core notation for intuitive and formal description of interaction patterns. Topics of the course include:

  • theoretic foundation for UML,
  • refinement concepts in a UML context,
  • modularity through contract-oriented specification,
  • modular security risk analysis.

Learning outcome

After having completed this course you can:

  • make software that is easy to analyse with respect to security and reliability and still easy to maintain.
  • understand how practical software development can benefit from theories about state machines, refinement, security risk analysis, formal reasoning, and modularity.
  • perform a simple security risk analysis.
  • obtain a solid understanding of the theoretical underpinning of security risk analysis.

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

It may be useful with knowledge of modeling and formal methods, but it is not necessary.

Overlapping courses

Teaching

The course is divided into three batches focusing on modeling, refinement and safety analysis, and there is a mandatory assignment per part that must be approved prior to the exam.

There are three hours of lectures and two hours of group tuition each week.

Examination

4 hours final written digital exam. All mandatory assignments must be passed prior to the exam.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: IN5130 – Unassailable IT-systems, INF5150 – Unassailable IT-systems (continued) , INF9150 – Unassailable IT-systems (continued)

Examination support material

All printed and written exam resources are allowed.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 18, 2020 10:15:45 AM

Facts about this course

Credits
10
Level
PhD
Teaching
Autumn
Examination
Autumn
Teaching language
English