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Hot Topics in Operating Systems and Distributed Systems

3 LP


#40492 / #3

SS 2017 - SS 2018

Fakultät IV

EN 6

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331300 FG Kommunikations- und Betriebssysteme

Heiß, Hans-Ulrich

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POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
62310 24370 Hot Topics in Operating Systems and Distributed Systems

Learning Outcomes

Ability to analyze the state of the art of a research topic and to summarize it for an expert audience. The students learn to find and to classify publications on research, to give oral presentations covering a complex topic, and to write a esearch paper. The students get familiar with techniques used in the scientific community like peer reviews, conference presentations, and defending the finding in a discussion after the presentation. The course is principally designed to impart: technical skills 10%, method skills 45%, system skills 0%, social skills 45%.


The students choose a currently highly active topic within the domain of operating system and distributed system research. By analyzing their topic and listening to the talks of the other participants, the students learn about leading edge research results. Furthermore, the students learn presentation techniques for the talk and scientific writing skills.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Hot Topics in OS SEM 0432 L 539 WS/SS No information 2

Workload and Credit Points

Hot Topics in OS (SEM):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Peer review 1.0 8.0h 8.0h
Preparation of presentation 1.0 16.0h 16.0h
Presence in meetings 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Search for material and references 1.0 20.0h 20.0h
Writing of seminar paper 1.0 16.0h 16.0h
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

The module consists mainly of self-organized work by the individual students with regular individual or group meetings with the supervisor. Matching the progress there are lectures introducing the seminar topic, on presentation techniques, and on scientific writing. The central element is the talk session given by the students after they analyzed their topic. The written documentation is subject to a peer review process within the class before it is submitted for grading.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Sound knowledge of operating systems, embedded operating systems, or security aspects (depending on the actual topics of the seminar).

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam:

Portfolio examination



Typ of portfolio examination

100 points in total

Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Paper / schriftliche Ausarbeitung 50 written 6 Seiten
Talk / Referat 50 oral 20 Minuten

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

Insgesamt können 100 Portfoliopunkte erreicht werden. Paper / schriftliche Ausarbeitung: 50 Punkte Talk / Referat: 50 Punkte Die Gesamtnote gemäß § 47 (2) AllgStuPO wird nach dem Notenschlüssel 2 der Fakultät IV ermittelt. After successful completion, a seminar certificate will be issued which meets requirements of the master's program.

Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in one semester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 10.

Registration Procedures


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    This module may not be offered every semester.