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. Bako, F. Kargl, E. Schoch and S. Chapkin, "<prt>(Ab-)Using DSR Route Information for Node Localization in MANETs</prt>" in KiVS'07 Workshop on Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (WMAN'07), Bern, Switzerland: VDE Verlag, 2007.
J. Kluge, F. Kargl and M. Weber, "<prt>The Effects of the AJAX Technology on Web Application Usability</prt>" in 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WebIST 2007), Barcelona, Spain, 2007.


R. Kapitza, J. Domaschka, F. J. Hauck and H. P. Reiser, "FORMI: Integrating Adaptive Fragmented Objects into Java RMI", IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol. 7, no. 10, Oct. 2006.
J. Domaschka, F. J. Hauck, H. P. Reiser and R. Kapitza, "Deterministic Multithreading for Java-based Replicated Objects" in Proc. of the 18th IASTED Int. Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, 2006, pp. 516--521.
T. Leinmüller, L. Buttyan, J. Hubaux, F. Kargl, R. Kroh, P. Papadimitratos, M. Raya and E. Schoch, "<prt>SEVECOM - Secure Vehicle Communication (Short Paper)</prt>" in IST Mobile Summit 2006, Mykonos, Greece, 2006.

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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