Plans for 02913 ”Advanced Analysis Techniques” (January 2019 – Abstract Interpretation)

·       The course takes place at DTU starting Monday, January 7th and lasts for three weeks.

·       The topic for January 2019 is Abstract Interpretation

·       It is organized by Hanne Riis Nielson and Flemming Nielson.

·       To sign up for the course you should register at DTU Inside or contact the organizers.

·       For formalities please take a look at


Abstract Interpretation is one of the most general – but perhaps also most difficult – approaches to the static analysis of programs. Pioneered by Patrick and Radhia Cousot in the 1970’s this is a powerful approach to static analysis that requires some mathematical maturity to fully master – and hence is not as generally applied as the power of the techniques would merit.


This course will cover the basic concepts of Abstract Interpretation: “A Mundane Approach to Correctness”,  Approximation of Fixed Points”, “ Galois Connections”, “Systematic Design of Galois Connections”, and “Induced Operations” following the presentation in [PPA]


In a project you are supposed to apply the methods and techniques to the problem of devising independent attribute based and relational analyses over the integers and to relate these using abstract interpretation.


Teaching Schedule

To appear.


Lecture Materials


[PPA] Flemming Nielson, Hanne Riis Nielson, Chris HankinPrinciples of Program Analysis: Chapter 4: Abstract Interpretation. [Slides for Chapter 4]. Springer, 2005.


Additional material to be made available on DTU Inside.