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. Open theses and projects can be found on the corresponding web pages. For exams, please refer to corresponding details.

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Our Most Recent Publications


V. Nikolov, S. Bonfert, E. Frasch and F. J. Hauck, "Scheduling interactive HPC applications" in Proc. of the 8th Int. Real-Time Scheduling Open Problems Seminar (RTSOPS), Jun. 2017, pp. 15-16.
B. Erb, D. Meißner, J. Pietron and F. Kargl, "Chronograph – A Distributed Processing Platform for Online and Batch Computations on Event-sourced Graphs" in Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems , DEBS '17, Barcelona, Spain, Jun. 2017.
V. Nikolov, S. Wesner, E. Frasch and F. J. Hauck, "A hierarchical scheduling model for dynamic soft-realtime systems" in Proc. of the 29th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27.-30.6.2017, Jun. 2017.
C. Corbett, T. Basic, T. Lukaseder and F. Kargl, "A Testing Framework Architecture Concept for Automotive Intrusion Detection Systems" in Proceedings of Automotive - Safety and Security 2017, Automotive - Safety and Security, Stuttgart, 2017, May 2017.
R. W. van der Heijden and F. Kargl, "Evaluating Misbehavior Detection for Vehicular Networks" in Proceedings of 5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2017), GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication, Erlangen, Germany, Apr. 2017.

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Secretary's Office

Marion Köhler
Phone: +49 731 50-24140
available in the morning
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
manned in the morning Monday to Thursday