About FSA

Research We investigate and develop theories, techniques and tools for modelling and analysing the behaviours of (concurrent) systems. Research focusses on process algebra, semantics, model checking, logics and satisfiability solving. Application areas include protocols, hardware designs, industrial control systems. Tools developed by the group include mCRL2 and MaDL. Read More…

Education We offer courses in Logic, Formal Methods, Model Checking and Automated Reasoning. We are always looking for enthusiastic people who are interested in a research project or thesis in our Master programme. Read More…


Leo van Schooten graduated

On May 10, 2021 Leo van Schooten successfully defended his thesis on translating a DSL in use at Philips to specify and control X-ray capabilities to the language Dezyne, allowing for a less complex software …continue reading

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Proceedings TACAS 2021 are online

The proceedings of TACAS 2021 are online (LNCS 12651 and LNCS 12652). Editors are J.F. Groote and K.G. Larsen. They are open access.

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Two Assistant Professor and/or Support Positions in FSA

The Formal System Analysis group has two vacancies for tenured/tenure track assistant professor and/or support staff positions. More information about these positions can be found here. Screening has started. The application deadline is 30 April, …continue reading

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Paper on the axiomatisability of parallel composition accepted for presentation at CSL 2021

The paper Are Two Binary Operators Necessary to Finitely Axiomatise Parallel Composition? by Luca Aceto, Valentina Castiglioni, Wan Fokkink, Anna Ingolfsdottir and Bas Luttik has been accepted for presentation at CSL 2021, which will take …continue reading

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Big software project MERITS finished

The NWO Big Software project MERITS is finished. It investigated whether refactoring of legacy software is possible by automatic learning. The conclusion is that this is a bridge too far, but learning techniques are an …continue reading

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