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Master Seminar: Operating Complex IT Systems



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WS 2020/21 - WS 2020/21

Fakultät IV

TEL 12-5

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331500 FG Distributed and Operating Systems (DOS)

Kao, Odej

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POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2345912 36340 Master Seminar: Operating Complex IT Systems

Learning Outcomes

Successful participants of this module have knowledge about recent research results and trends in the domain of operating complex IT systems. Through the work in this seminar the participant will gain methodological skills in preparing literature of current research topics, the scientific writing and the presentation.


In this seminar we will follow up on these questions in the area of operating complex IT-Systems by consulting selected research papers and recent textbooks including but not limited to current hot topics such as: Cloud Computing Virtualized Infrastructures Management of large scale computing clusters Big Data Analysis 
and Visualization Internet of Things Quality of Service Software Defined Networks Fault Tolerance Checkpointing

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Master-Seminar „Betrieb komplexer IT-Systeme“ SEM 0432 L 178 WS/SS No information 2

Workload and Credit Points

Master-Seminar „Betrieb komplexer IT-Systeme“ (SEM):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Attendance 1.0 15.0h 15.0h
Paper preparation 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
Presentation preparation 1.0 15.0h 15.0h
Research and Discussions 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 90.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 3 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

After the topics are assigned, the students individually work on their papers and presentations. We offer additional lectures to help improve scientific writing and giving presentations. The presentations of the students are evaluated in groups and feedback will be shared. In summer term, this module will be held in German language. In winter term the language will be English.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Basic knowledge of the modules "Distributed Systems" is assumed.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
(Deliverable assessment) Presentation 50 oral 20 minutes + 5-10 minutes discussion
(Deliverable assessment) Written paper 50 written 5-6 pages IEEE style

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

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Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 12.

Registration Procedures

A registration for the seminar is required. Please visit the website for further information.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
H. W. Wieczorrek, P. Mertens: Management von IT-Projekten, Springer 2007
M. Karmasin, R. Ribing: Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten, UTB 2009

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Verwendungen (1)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: WS 2020/21 Letztes Semester: WS 2020/21

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