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SoSe 2021 - WiSe 2023/24


Master Seminar: Operating Complex IT Systems


Kao, Odej




Fakultät IV

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331500 FG Distributed and Operating Systems (DOS)

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TEL 12-5

Kao, Odej


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 NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Master Seminar: Operating Complex IT-SystemsSeminar0432 L 179WiSe/SoSeEnglish2

Workload and Credit Points

Master Seminar: Operating Complex IT-Systems (Seminar):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
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.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

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

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

This module has no requirements.

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 Punkte insgesamt



Test elements

(Deliverable assessment) Presentation50oral20 minutes + 5-10 minutes discussion
(Deliverable assessment) Written paper50written5-6 pages IEEE style

Grading scale

Notenschlüssel »Notenschlüssel 2: Fak IV (2)«


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 via our webpage (www.dos.tu-berlin.de).

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):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Computer Engineering (M. Sc.)118SoSe 2021WiSe 2023/24
Computer Science (Informatik) (M. Sc.)118SoSe 2021WiSe 2023/24
Elektrotechnik (M. Sc.)112SoSe 2021WiSe 2023/24
ICT Innovation (M. Sc.)16SoSe 2021WiSe 2023/24
Information Systems Management (Wirtschaftsinformatik) (M. Sc.)214SoSe 2021WiSe 2023/24
Medieninformatik (M. Sc.)16SoSe 2021WiSe 2023/24
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (M. Sc.)16SoSe 2021WiSe 2023/24


Additional information under www.dos.tu-berlin.de.