Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Primo semestre Oct 3, 2022 Jan 27, 2023
Secondo semestre Mar 6, 2023 Jun 16, 2023

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Belussi Alberto +39 045 802 7980

Bombieri Nicola +39 045 802 7094

Bonacina Maria Paola +39 045 802 7046

Carra Damiano +39 045 802 7059

Castellani Umberto +39 045 802 7988

Ceccato Mariano

Cicalese Ferdinando +39 045 802 7969

Cristani Matteo 045 802 7983

Cristani Marco +39 045 802 7841

Cubico Serena 045 802 8132

Dalla Preda Mila

Di Pierro Alessandra +39 045 802 7971

Farinelli Alessandro +39 045 802 7842

Fummi Franco 045 802 7994

Masini Andrea 045 802 7922

Mastroeni Isabella +39 045 802 7089

Meli Daniele

Menegaz Gloria +39 045 802 7024

Merro Massimo 045 802 7992

Oliboni Barbara +39 045 802 7077

Paci Federica Maria Francesca +39 045 802 7909

Pianezzi Daniela

Posenato Roberto +39 045 802 7967

Quaglia Davide +39 045 802 7811

Rizzi Romeo +39 045 8027088

Sala Pietro 0458027850

Segala Roberto 045 802 7997

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

Final exam

1° Year

2° Year

Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
English B2
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Further activities

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TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

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Teaching code





Massimo Merro



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


The teaching is organized as follows:





Primo semestre





Primo semestre

Academic staff

Massimo Merro

Learning objectives

The course aims at providing the theoretical basis of programming languages ​​belonging to three different programming paradigms: imperative, functional and concurrent. In particular, the following issues are addressed: (i) techniques for the definition of formal syntax and semantics, (ii) logics for expressing formal properties of good behavior of programs, (iii) tools for static analysis of programs, (iv ) notions of behavioral equivalences between programs. At the end of the course, the student will be able to formally define a new programming language, also in a research context, through syntax, formal semantics and type systems for the static analysis of the correctness of programs written in the language. It will also be able to express programs' good behavior properties through logical languages. This knowledge will allow the student to: i) formally prove correctness properties of an arbitrary semantics using different induction techniques; ii) formally prove if a program satisfies a certain good behavior property; iii) formally prove the correctness of a type system; iv) master semantic behavioral equivalences in order to compare the behavior, at run time, of two different programs. At the end of the course, the student will be able to: i) compare different languages ​​and choose the most suitable one according to the context of use and make the most appropriate design choices when defining a new language; ii) continue studies in the programming languages ​​and software development independently.

Prerequisites and basic notions

Knowledge of at least one programming language, fundamentals of mathematical logic


First part.
• Introduction. Transition systems. The idea of structural operational semantics. Transition semantics of a simple imperative language. Language design options. Exercises.

• Types. Introduction to formal type systems. Typing for the simple imperative language. Statements of desirable properties.

• Induction. Review of mathematical induction. Abstract syntax trees and structural induction. Rule-based inductive definitions and proofs. Proofs of type safety properties. Exercises.

• Functions. Call-by-name and call-by-value function application, semantics and typing. Local recursive definitions. Exercises.

• Data. Semantics and typing for products, sums, records, references. Exercises.

• Subtyping. Record subtyping, function subtyping and simple object encoding. Exercises.

• Semantic equivalence. Semantic equivalence of phrases in a simple imperative language, including the congruence property. Examples of equivalence and non-equivalence. Exercises.

• Concurrency. Shared variable interleaving. Semantics for simple mutexes; a serializability property. Semantic equivalence for concurrent languages. Exercises.

Second part.

• Order, lattices, relations, fix-point theorems. Exercises.

• Denotational Semantics of an imperative language. Exercises.

• Program properties and specification languages (examples). Exercises.

• Hoare Logic (completeness & incompleteness of Hoare Logic), partial/total correctness. Exercises.

• Decidability, safety, liveness, security. Exercises.

• Trace semantics — Kripke structures. Exercises.

• Elements of Temporal Logic. Exercises.


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Didactic methods

Lectures and laboratory in the presence

Learning assessment procedures

The exam consists of a written test containing exercises together with a small project. The correct conduct of all exercises allows for a 30/30 vote.

Evaluation criteria

To pass the exam the student must show:
• to be able to define the operational semantics and type systems for some simple imperative, functional and interactive program language;
• to be able to prove properties of an operational semantics using various forms of induction (mathematical, structural, and rule-based);
• to be familiar with some operationally-based notions of semantic equivalence of program phrases and their basic properties.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The final grade is calculated as an average weighted on the CFU corresponding to the two theory modules and the laboratory one.

Exam language


Type D and Type F activities

Le attività formative di tipologia D sono a scelta dello studente, quelle di tipologia F sono ulteriori conoscenze utili all’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro (tirocini, competenze trasversali, project works, ecc.). In base al Regolamento Didattico del Corso, alcune attività possono essere scelte e inserite autonomamente a libretto, altre devono essere approvate da apposita commissione per verificarne la coerenza con il piano di studio. Le attività formative di tipologia D o F possono essere ricoperte dalle seguenti attività.

1. Insegnamenti impartiti presso l'Università di Verona

Comprendono gli insegnamenti sotto riportati e/o nel Catalogo degli insegnamenti (che può essere filtrato anche per lingua di erogazione tramite la Ricerca avanzata).

Modalità di inserimento a libretto: se l'insegnamento è compreso tra quelli sottoelencati, lo studente può inserirlo autonomamente durante il periodo in cui il piano di studi è aperto; in caso contrario, lo studente deve fare richiesta alla Segreteria, inviando a il modulo nel periodo indicato.

2. Attestato o equipollenza linguistica CLA

Oltre a quelle richieste dal piano di studi, per gli immatricolati dall'A.A. 2021/2022 vengono riconosciute:

  • Lingua inglese: vengono riconosciuti 3 CFU per ogni livello di competenza superiore a quello richiesto dal corso di studio (se non già riconosciuto nel ciclo di studi precedente).
  • Altre lingue e italiano per stranieri: vengono riconosciuti 3 CFU per ogni livello di competenza a partire da A2 (se non già riconosciuto nel ciclo di studi precedente).

Tali cfu saranno riconosciuti, fino ad un massimo di 6 cfu complessivi, di tipologia F se il piano didattico lo consente, oppure di tipologia D. Ulteriori crediti a scelta per conoscenze linguistiche potranno essere riconosciuti solo se coerenti con il progetto formativo dello studente e se adeguatamente motivati.

Gli immatricolati fino all'A.A. 2020/2021 devono consultare le informazioni che si trovano qui.

Modalità di inserimento a librettorichiedere l’attestato o l'equipollenza al CLA e inviarlo alla Segreteria Studenti - Carriere per l’inserimento dell’esame in carriera, tramite mail:

3. Competenze trasversali

Scopri i percorsi formativi promossi dal TALC - Teaching and learning center dell'Ateneo, destinati agli studenti regolarmente iscritti all'anno accademico di erogazione del corso

Modalità di inserimento a libretto: non è previsto l'inserimento dell'insegnamento nel piano di studi. Solo in seguito all'ottenimento dell'Open Badge verranno automaticamente convalidati i CFU a libretto. La registrazione dei CFU in carriera non è istantanea, ma ci saranno da attendere dei tempi tecnici.  

4. Periodo di stage/tirocinio

Oltre ai CFU previsti dal piano di studi (verificare attentamente quanto indicato sul Regolamento Didattico): qui informazioni su come attivare lo stage. 

Verificare nel regolamento quali attività possono essere di tipologia D e quali di tipologia F.

Insegnamenti e altre attività che si possono inserire autonomamente a libretto


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List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Analisi ed identificazione automatica del tono/volume della voce AI, Robotics & Automatic Control - AI, Robotics & Automatic Control
Analisi e percezione dei segnali biometrici per l'interazione con robot AI, Robotics & Automatic Control - AI, Robotics & Automatic Control
Integrazione del simulatore del robot Nao con Oculus Rift AI, Robotics & Automatic Control - AI, Robotics & Automatic Control
BS or MS theses in automated reasoning Computing Methodologies - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Sviluppo sistemi di scansione 3D Computing Methodologies - COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Sviluppo sistemi di scansione 3D Computing Methodologies - IMAGE PROCESSING AND COMPUTER VISION
Dati geografici Information Systems - INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
Analisi ed identificazione automatica del tono/volume della voce Robotics - Robotics
Analisi e percezione dei segnali biometrici per l'interazione con robot Robotics - Robotics
Integrazione del simulatore del robot Nao con Oculus Rift Robotics - Robotics
BS or MS theses in automated reasoning Theory of computation - Logic
BS or MS theses in automated reasoning Theory of computation - Semantics and reasoning
Proposte di tesi/collaborazione/stage in Intelligenza Artificiale Applicata Various topics
Proposte di Tesi/Stage/Progetto nell'ambito delle basi di dati/sistemi informativi Various topics


As stated in point 25 of the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2021/2022, attendance at the course of study is not mandatory.
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.

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