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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
I sem. Oct 2, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
II sem. Mar 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 18, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 18, 2018 Jul 18, 2018
Sessione di laurea autunnale Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018
Sessione di laurea invernale Mar 20, 2019 Mar 20, 2019
Holidays
Period From To
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Vacanze estive Aug 6, 2018 Aug 19, 2018

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B C D F G M O P Q S T U Z

Belussi Alberto

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Bombieri Nicola

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Bonacina Maria Paola

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Boscaini Maurizio

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Busato Federico

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Calanca Andrea

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Carra Damiano

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Castellini Alberto

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Combi Carlo

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Cristani Matteo

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Cristani Marco

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Daffara Claudia

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Dall'Alba Diego

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Danese Alessandro

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Di Pierro Alessandra

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Fummi Franco

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Geretti Luca

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Giacobazzi Roberto

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Gregorio Enrico

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Maris Bogdan Mihai

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Marzola Pasquina

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Mastroeni Isabella

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Oliboni Barbara

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Posenato Roberto

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Pravadelli Graziano

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Quintarelli Elisa

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Setti Francesco

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Spoto Nicola Fausto

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Storti Silvia Francesca

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Tomazzoli Claudio

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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.

activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
INF/01
6
C
FIS/01
6
B
ING-INF/05
12
B
ING-INF/05
activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
ING-INF/05
One course to be chosen among the following
6
B
INF/01
Training
6
F
-
Final exam
6
E
-

2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
INF/01
6
C
FIS/01
6
B
ING-INF/05
12
B
ING-INF/05

3° Year activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
ING-INF/05
One course to be chosen among the following
6
B
INF/01
Training
6
F
-
Final exam
6
E
-

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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.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S00019

Credits

12

Coordinatore

Graziano Pravadelli

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

ING-INF/05 - INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS

The teaching is organized as follows:

Teoria

Credits

8

Period

I semestre

Academic staff

Graziano Pravadelli

Esercitazioni

Credits

2

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Alessandro Danese

Laboratorio [Laboratorio 1]

Credits

2

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Alessandro Danese

Laboratorio [Laboratorio 2]

Credits

2

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Alberto Castellini

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide an introduction to the principles and design of operating systems, with particular regard to the concepts related to the software architectures of an operating system, the management and synchronization of processes and the management of the resources of the system.
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired knowledge and skills related to the internal organization, operation and services of an operating system.
In particular, the student will have learned:
- the main functionalities of an operating system with respect to users and application programs;
- the strategies adopted by an operating system to manage the resources of a computer;
- the techniques used to implement the different components of an operating system.
Furthermore, the student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge and will have adequate comprehension skills for:
- develop programs with the awareness of how the operating system manages the resulting processes;
- develop applications that use the primitives (system calls) provided by the operating system;
- develop and modify components of an operating system.
Finally, the student will be able to:
- autonomously evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different design choices within the services offered by an operating system;
- carry out a laboratory project and present the relative results motivating the choices with language appropriateness;
- develop the necessary skills to continue the study related to operating systems, addressing advanced issues related to the scenarios of distributed, real time and embedded systems.

Program

Theory
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* Introduction: Evolution and role of the operating system. Architectural concepts. Organization and functionality of an operating system.

* Process Management: Processes. Process status. Context switch. Process creation and termination. Thread. User-level threads and kernel-level threads. Process cooperation and communication: shared memory, messagges. Direct and indirect communication.

* Scheduling: CPU and I/O burst model. Long term, short term and medium term scheduling. Preemption. Scheduling criteria. Scheduling algorithm: FCFS, SJF, priority-based, RR, HRRN, multiple queues with and without feedback. Algorithm evaluation: deterministic and probabilistic models, simulation.

* Process synchronization: data coherency, atomic operations. Critical sections. SW approaches for mutual exclusion: Peterson and Dekker's algorithms, baker's algorithm. HW for mutual exclusion: test and set, swap. Synchronization constructs: semaphores, mutex, monitor.

* Deadlock: Deadlock conditions. Resource allocation graph. Deadlock prevention. Deadlock avoidance. Banker's algorithm. Deadlock detection e recovery.

* Memory management: Main memory. Logical and physical addressing. Relocation, address binding. Swapping. Memory allocation. Internal and external fragmentation. Paging. HW for paging: TLB. Page table. Multi-level paging. Segmentation. Segment table. Segmentation with paging.

* Virtual memory: Paging on demand. Page fault management. Page substitution algorithms: FIFO, optimal, LRU, LRU approximations. Page buffering. Frame allocation: local and global allocation. Thrashing. Working set model. Page fault frequency.

* Secondary memory. Logical and physical structure of disks. Latency time. Disk scheduling algorithms: FCFS, SSTF, SCAN, C-SCAN, LOOK, C-LOOK. RAID.

*File System: file, attributes and related operation. File types. Sequential and direct access. Directory structure. Access permissions and modes. Consistency semantics. File system structure. File system mounting. Allocation techniques: adjacent, linked, indexed. Free space management: bit vector, lists. Directory implementation: linear list, hash table.

* I/O subsystem: I/O Hardware. I/O techniques: programmed I/O, interrupt, DMA. Device driver and application interface. I/O kernel services: scheduling, buffering, caching, spooling.

Laboratory:
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* Shell programming in Unix/Linux.
* Introduction to the system programming in Unix/Linux.
* System calls for I/O.
* System calls for process management.
* System calls and techniques for inter-process communication and synchronization (pipe, fifo, message queue, share memory, semaphores, ...).

Bibliography

Reference texts
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Teoria A. Silberschatz, P.B. Galvin, G. Gagne Sistemi operativi. Concetti ed esempi. (Edizione 9) Pearson 2014 9788865183717

Examination Methods

The exam is composed of two parts: theory and laboratory.
To pass the exam, the student must show
- they have understood the principles related to how an operating system works
- they are able to describe the concepts in a clear and exhaustive way without digressions
- they are able to apply the acquired knowledge to solve application scenarios described by means of exercises, questions and projects.

Theory:
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The final exam consists of a written test containing questions and exercises.

Laboratory:
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The exam can be taken in two modes: oral or written.

Oral mode:
During the course, students must solve 4 homeworks and provide the corresponding solutions within deadlines defined by the theacher. Then, at the end of the course, on the second half of June, each student must present orally the provided solutions to the theacher.
The exam can be taken in oral mode only on the first week of July.
The observance of deadlines is mandatory. Students that miss the deadline cannot take the exam in the oral mode.

Written mode:
The exam consists of solving some exercises related to system programming by means of shell scripts and/or C programs.

Total grade
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The total grade (thery+laboratory) is given by:
theory_grade*0.5 + laboratory_grade*0.5.

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Graduation

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List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Analisi e percezione dei segnali biometrici per l'interazione con robot AI, Robotics & Automatic Control - AI, Robotics & Automatic Control
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Domain Adaptation Computer Science and Informatics: Informatics and information systems, computer science, scientific computing, intelligent systems - Computer graphics, computer vision, multi media, computer games
Domain Adaptation Computer Science and Informatics: Informatics and information systems, computer science, scientific computing, intelligent systems - Machine learning, statistical data processing and applications using signal processing (e.g. speech, image, video)
BS or MS theses in automated reasoning Computing Methodologies - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Domain Adaptation Computing Methodologies - IMAGE PROCESSING AND COMPUTER VISION
Domain Adaptation Computing methodologies - Machine learning
Dati geografici Information Systems - INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
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

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As stated in the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2022/2023, attendance at the course of study is not mandatory.
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