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.

2021S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

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

The goal of this seminar is to discuss and learn foundational techniques required in scientific work in the area of distributed systems with a focus on Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Fog and Edge Computing, Advanced Networking Technologies, Blockchains, Cyber-physical Systems, Machine Learning, and Big Data; in particular, literature search, presentation of scientific results, presentation techniques. Therefore, active participation is highly encouraged.

Students have to give their preference for the topics. After the students receive their final topics, they will have one discussion with the assigned supervisor. In the process, through the writing of a scientific paper, and the presentation of the outcome, they will acquire fundamental competences in academic research.

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

See https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?idnumber=184194-2021S 

Written seminar paper and presentation of results.

ECTS Breakdown - 3 ECTS (75 h):

  • 1 h first meeting and topic discussion
  • 20 h literature survey 
  • 4 h preparation for meeting with the supervisor to get feedback
  • 20 h literature survey after feedback
  • 20 h writing of the seminar paper 
  • 3 h preparation of the final presentation
  • 7 h end presentation attending and presenting / discussion in the group
Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

Written seminar paper and presentation of results.


Course registration

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