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


B. Erb, D. Meißner, F. Ogger and F. Kargl, "Poster: Log Pruning in Distributed Event-sourced Systems" in Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems , DEBS '18, Hamilton, New Zealand, Jun. 2018.
W. Schlee, D. A. Hall, B. Canlon, R. F. F. Cima, E. de Kleine, F. J. Hauck, A. Huber, S. Gallus, T. Kleinjung, T. Kypraios, B. Langguth, J. A. Lopez-Escamez, A. Lugo, M. Meyer, M. Mielczarek, A. Norena, F. Pfiffner, R. C. Pryss, M. Reichert, T. Requena, M. Schecklmann, P. van Dijk, P. van de Heyning, N. Weisz and C. R. Cederroth, "Innovations in doctoral training and research on Tinnitus: the European School on Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research (ESIT) perspective", Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, vol. 9, pp. 447, Jan. 2018.
M. Mehdi, G. Mühlmeier, K. Agrawal, R. Pryss, W. Schlee and F. J. Hauck, "Referenceable mobile crowdsensing architecture " in Proc. of the 1st Int. Worksh. on Serv. for Mobile Data Coll. (MoDaC), Gran Canaria, 13.-15.8.2018, 2018.
C. Bösch, "An Efficient Privacy-Preserving Outsourced Geofencing Service Using Bloom Filter" in IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, {VNC} 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, December 5-7, 2018., 2018.
K. Agrawal, M. Mehdi, M. Reichert, F. J. Hauck, W. Schlee, T. Probst and R. Pryss, "Towards incentive management mechanisms in the context of crowdsensing technologies based on TrackYour Tinnitus insights" in Proc. of the 15th Int. Conf. on Mobile Sys. and Perv. Comp. (MobiSPC), Gran Canaria, 13.-15.8.2018, 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