Networks and Distributed Systems
Course: Networks and Distributed Systems A (320422 / 320424)
Instructor: Jürgen Schönwälder
Thursday 14:15 - 15:30 West Hall 6
Start: February 3rd, 2011

This seminar covers selected topics related to networks and distributed systems. Special attention will be given to topics related to self-organization and security and trust management aspects of distributed systems. Students are expected to give oral presentations and to participate in discussions.

Course Materials:
Date Speaker Topic
2011-02-03 Introduction and Semester Planning
2011-02-10 Project and Paper Assignment
2011-02-17 Vaibhav Bajpai Passive Aggressive Measurements with MGRP
2011-02-24 Vitali Bashko Open Research Issues in Internet Congestion Control
2011-03-03 Catalin David Multipath Virtual Sink Architecture for Underwater Sensor Networks
2011-03-10 Vladislav Perelman Characterizing On-line Games
2011-03-17 Project Reviews
2011-03-24 [unused]
2011-03-31 [IETF Meeting]
2011-04-07 Vitali Bashko Secure Inter-Domain Routing
2011-04-14 Catalin David Cooperative ARQ Scheme
2011-04-28 Vladislav Perelman Networking Named Content
2011-05-05 Vaibhav Bajpai Google File System
2011-05-12 Project Reviews

All participants have to present two research papers and they have to actively participate in discussions. In order to ensure a lively discussion, all participants have to hand in a written evaluation of every paper before it is being presented.

The grade will be determined based on the quality of the presentations (70%), the submitted evaluations of the research papers (20%) and active participation during the discussions (10%). Presentations should be planned for 25 minutes plus discussion.