McMaster University

SFWR ENG 3BB4 - Winter 2007


Dr. Wolfram Kahl, ITB-245 , ext: 27042,

The course outline is available as PostScript (*.ps)  and as PDF (*.pdf).

Teaching Assistants




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Please notify me of any errors and typos!

Assignments and Exercise Sheets


The course will use the following main textbook:

Additional reading about Concurrency and Labelled Transition Systems: For additional reading about Operating Systems, one of the following is recommended: Useful reference for C: Additional reading about UNIX systems programming (previously used as textbooks for SE 3B*4):


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30-10:20 Lecture: HH-104     Lecture: HH-104  
10:30-11:20   Lecture: HH-104      
14:30-16:20         Tutorial: ITB-237

Tutorials start on January 12.


Miscellaneous Links

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty consists of misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: ``Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty''), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various kinds of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, specifically Appendix 3, located at

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.


``The Faculty of Engineering is concerned with ensuring an environment that is free of all adverse discrimination. If there is a problem that cannot be resolved by discussion among the persons concerned, individuals are reminded that they should contact the Department Chair, the Sexual Harassment Office or the Human Rights Consultant, as soon as possible.''

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