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


D. Förster, H. Löhr, A. Grätz, J. Petit and F. Kargl, "An Evaluation of Pseudonym Changes for Vehicular Networks in Large-Scale, Realistic Traffic Scenarios", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 3400--3405, Oct. 2018. IEEE.
G. Habiger, F. J. Hauck, J. Köstler and H. P. Reiser, "Resource-Efficient State-Machine Replication with Multithreading and Vertical Scaling" in Proc. of the 14th Eur. Dep. Comp. Conf. (EDCC), Iaşi, Romania, IEEE, Sep. 2018.
S. Kleber, H. Kopp and F. Kargl, "NEMESYS: Network Message Syntax Reverse Engineering by Analysis of the Intrinsic Structure of Individual Messages" in 12th <prt>USENIX</prt> Workshop on Offensive Technologies, <prt>WOOT</prt> 18, Baltimore, MD, USA, August 13-14, 2018, <prt>USENIX</prt> Association, Aug. 2018.
T. Lukaseder, L. Maile, B. Erb and F. Kargl, "SDN-Assisted Network-Based Mitigation of Slow DDoS Attacks", SecureComm'18, Aug. 2018.
R. W. van der Heijden, T. Lukaseder and F. Kargl, "VeReMi: A Dataset for Comparable Evaluation of Misbehavior Detection in VANETs", SecureComm'18, Aug. 2018.

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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