COMP SCI 3013NA - Event Driven Computing

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Quadmester 2 - 2017

Event driven paradigm: Finite State Automata, their behaviour and implementation. Correspondence with regular expressions. Examples of embedded systems. Introduction to interconnected state machines, Petri Nets, and concurrency. Concepts of state-space and relationship to testing. Push-down automata and applications to parsing. Building Graphical User Interfaces: model view controller paradigm. Building GUIs using modern APIs. Ease of use and human-computer interaction issues.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMP SCI 3013NA
    Course Event Driven Computing
    Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science
    Term Quadmester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description Event driven paradigm: Finite State Automata, their behaviour and implementation. Correspondence with regular expressions. Examples of embedded systems. Introduction to interconnected state machines, Petri Nets, and concurrency. Concepts of state-space and relationship to testing. Push-down automata and applications to parsing. Building Graphical User Interfaces: model view controller paradigm. Building GUIs using modern APIs. Ease of use and human-computer interaction issues.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Nickolas Falkner

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The course provides an introduction to finites state machines, and the event-driven programming paradigm.
    Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
    1. Describe the different ways a finite-state machine can be represented;
    2. Explain how a finite state machine recognises an input string;
    3. Explain how a non-deterministic finite state machine works;
    4. Explain the behaviour of regular expressions;
    5. Translate a regular expression into a corresponding finite-state machine;
    6. Build GUI-based software systems;
    7. Explain a few basic design-patterns, and know when to apply them.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    4,5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1,2,3,4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    5,6,7
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, diffuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There is no required text-book.
    Comprehensive lecture notes are available for most parts of the course.
    Recommended Resources
    You can perform all the exercise work required for the course in the NgeeAnn computer Labs.
    The programming language used is Java, which is similar to C++.
    However, if you want to be able to work at home, you could consider installing Java on your own computer.
    For more information, go to the Java website --- simply Google "Java".
    Online Learning
    You can find the general information about this course at www.cs.adelaide.edu.au/~third/edc

    Specific information about this year's offering can be found under the heading "current offerings" near the top of the page. Links to examples, exercises, and tutorials will be posted on the page.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    You can find the latest SELT survey results on the course website, here:
    www.cs.adelaide.du.au/~third/edc

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  • Policies & Guidelines
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