184.194 Seminar in Distributed Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • Apply methods from the area of systematic literature reviews
  • Conceptualize and write a survey paper for a research topic in the field of distributed systems
  • Conceptualize and give a talk about a survey in the field of distributed systems


Subject of course

This seminar discusses current state-of-the-art and perspectives in distributed systems. This year the focus is on Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Edge and Fog Computing, Blockchains, Cyber-physical Systems and Big Data and related topics.

The single topics for seminar papers can be found at the TUWel site of this course.

Teaching methods

Introduction into methods from the field of systematic literature reviews, conceptualization and realization of a survey paper, conceptualization and presentation of a talk 

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper:https://www.tuwien.at/fileadmin/Assets/dienstleister/Datenschutz_und_Dokumentenmanagement/Plagiarism.pdf 

At the beginning of the seminar, there will be two lectures which introduce common approaches how to conduct a survey in a systematic way. The presentations by the students are not given in a very large block at the end of the semester, but in smaller units - these seminars are done on 07.11, 21.11, 12.12, 09.01, 16.01., 23.01 and 30.01. The assignment of presentation dates are done based on the topics (see TUWel). Attendance is mandatory, i.e., students should attend at least 5 out of the 7 planned units (including the one where they present themselves).

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: https://www.tuwien.at/fileadmin/Assets/dienstleister/Datenschutz_und_Dokumentenmanagement/Plagiarism.pdf



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 11:0003.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Introduction
Thu09:00 - 11:0010.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 2 Introduction
Thu09:00 - 11:0007.11.2019 - 30.01.2020FAV Hörsaal 2 SE-Presentation
Seminar in Distributed Systems - Single appointments
Thu03.10.201909:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Introduction
Thu10.10.201909:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 2 Introduction
Thu07.11.201909:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 2 SE-Presentation
Thu21.11.201909:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 2 SE-Presentation
Thu12.12.201909:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 2 SE-Presentation
Thu09.01.202009:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 2 SE-Presentation
Thu16.01.202009:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 2 SE-Presentation
Thu23.01.202009:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 2 SE-Presentation
Thu30.01.202009:00 - 11:00FAV Hörsaal 2 SE-Presentation

Examination modalities

The evaluation of this course includes three components

  • 50%: Quality of the final written report
  • 30%: Quality of the presentation
  • 20%: Participation in the discussions in the seminar and answering of questions during the own presentation

Course registration

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