George Mason University
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Professor Richard Carver
(Please prefix the subject of your email with CS706.)
Course office hours: Tuesday before class (3:30-4:15pm)
Office: ST2 Room 343
CS 571 and (SWE 621 or 631 or equivalent).
CS706 covers issues related to the development of concurrent software systems. Topics include: concurrent programming languages and libraries (Java, C++/Win32/Pthreads), specification, design, verification, and validation of concurrent programs.
Required: Modern Multithreading: Implementing, Testing, and Debugging Multithreaded Java and C++/Pthreads/Win32 Programs, by Carver and Tai.
LOGISTICS AND GRADING:
Homeworks and projects will be assigned. A midterm exam will be given. Students are required to solve concurrent programming problems and to check their solutions by using verification, testing, and debugging tools.
The grade for the course will be based on the following components: (i) Programming and Homework Assignments (50%) (iii) Mid-term exam (25%) (iii) Project (25%).This course is delivered to the Internet section online by Network EducationWare (NEW). Students in all sections have accounts on NEW and can play back the lectures and download the PDF slide files at http://disted.ite.gmu.edu.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS:
The late submission policy is as follows: assignments will be marked down 5% for each late day for the first three days after the due date. Beyond that assignments will be marked down 10% for each late day.
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