Constraints at the Institute of Distributed Systems due to SARS-CoV-2

  • Contact

    Most members of the institute are still in home office. If you cannot reach someone by phone, please use e-mail. In case, you can negotiate other electronic media via e-mail, e.g. audio and video calls. Our secretaries are present from Monday to Thursday in the morning. They are reached best by this central e-mail address.

  • Courses in Summer Semester 2020

    Despite the current situation, all planned institute courses of the Summer Semester 2020 will take place. Only exception is the lecture Grundlagen des Datenschutzes und der IT-Sicherheit which cannot be offered due to capacity reasons. We will use online teaching elements to achieve this as long as class-room teaching is not possible. Further information can be found on the web pages of the individual courses.

  • Courses in Winter Semester 2020/2021

    In Winter Semester 2020/2021, all planned courses will take place. The particular form of the courses is currently determined and will be published on the web pages for the courses.

  • Written Exams, Oral Exams, Post-examination Reviews

    Written and oral exams as well as inspection are allowed again. Details about the procedures can be found on our web page about notes on exams.

  • Theses and Projects

    We continue to offer Bachelor's and Master's theses and Master's projects. This includes in particular remote student support and supervision. As usual, our institute members can be reached by e-mail, and they will be happy to answer your questions.

Institute of Distributed Systems

The Institute of Distributed Systems is actively researching scalability, reliability, security and privacy, self-organization, and complexity management issues in distributed systems. We apply our research to a wide range of practical use cases, including cloud computing and vehicular communication networks.

Moreover, we offer lectures and projects related to our research, including computer networks, distributed systems, and security and privacy.

Our Most Recent Publications


R. W. van der Heijden, A. Al-Momani, F. Kargl and O. M. Abu-Sharkh, "Enhanced Position Verification for VANETs using Subjective Logic" in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Fall, 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Fall, Montreal, 18-21 September, IEEE, Sep. 2016.
M. Caselli, E. Zambon, J. Amann, R. Sommer and F. Kargl, "Specification Mining for Intrusion Detection in Networked Control Systems" in 25th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 16), 25th USENIX Security Symposium, Austin, Aug. 2016. pp. 791-806.
B. Erb, G. Habiger and F. J. Hauck, "On the Potential of Event Sourcing for Retroactive Actor-based Programming" in Proc. of the 1st Workshop on Progr. Models and Lang. for Distrib. Comp., Rome, Italy, 2016-07-17, Jul. 2016.
R. Kraft, B. Erb, D. Mödinger and F. Kargl, "Using Conflict-Free Replicated Data Types for Serverless Mobile Social Applications" in Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking , The 8th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-­scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking (HotPOST’16), Paderborn, Germany, 2016-07-05, ACM, Jul. 2016. pp. 49-54.
C. Bösch, B. Erb, F. Kargl, H. Kopp and S. Pfattheicher, "Tales from the Dark Side: Privacy Dark Strategies and Privacy Dark Patterns" , Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, vol. 2016, no. 4, pp. 237-254, Jul. 2016. De Gruyter.

Click here for an overview of all our publications.


Secretary's Office

Marion Köhler
Claudia Kastner
Phone: +49 731 50-24140
Fax: +49 731 50-24142

Postal Address

Institute of Distributed Systems
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm

Visiting Address

Gebäude O27, Raum 349
89081 Ulm