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

  • Contact

    All members of the institute are currently not available on phone. Please contact them by e-mail. In case, you can negotiate other electronic media via e-mail, e.g. audio and video calls. Our secretaries are reach best by this central e-mail address.

  • Courses in Summer Semester 2020

    Due to the current situation, the institute is working on suitable solutions for our courses in the Summer Semester 2020. This is done in consultation with the Academic Affairs Committee for Computer Science. Further information will be posted in time on our web pages.

  • Written Exams, Oral Exams, Post-examination Reviews

    According to the directive of the pandemic staff of Ulm University and the state of Baden-Württemberg, teaching is currently suspended. This also applies to any written and oral exams at our institute. Also affected are open post-examination reviews. As soon as a change in the situation becomes apparent, we will promptly work out solutions.

  • Theses and Projects

    We continue to offer final theses and individual projects. This includes in particular remote student support. As usual, our institute members can be reached by e-mail.

Institute of Distributed Systems

Gruppenbild der Mitarbeiter am Institut für Verteilte Systeme mit Herrn Prof. Kargl und Prof. Hauck

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, F. Engelmann, D. Mödinger, F. Schönig and F. Kargl, "Blackchain: Scalability for Resource-Constrained Accountable Vehicle-to-X Communication" in SERIAL'17: SERIAL'17: ScalablE and Resilient InfrAstructures for distributed Ledgers, December 11--15, 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Dec.2017.
R. W. van der Heijden, T. Lukaseder and F. Kargl, "Analyzing Attacks on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC)" in Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VNC) (Best Paper Award), IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VNC), Torino, Italy, IEEE, Nov.2017.
T. Lukaseder, L. Maile and F. Kargl, "SDN-Assisted Network-Based Mitigation of Slow HTTP Attacks" in 1. KuVS Fachgespräch "Network Softwarization" – From Research to Application, 1. KuVS Fachgespräch "Network Softwarization" – From Research to Application, Tübingen, 12.-13.10.2017, Oct.2017.
L. Bradatsch, T. Lukaseder and F. Kargl, "A Testing Framework for High-Speed Network and Security Devices" , Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Oct. 2017.
T. Lukaseder, A. Hunt, C. Stehle, D. Wagner, R. W. van der Heijden and F. Kargl, "An Extensible Host-Agnostic Framework for SDN-Assisted DDoS-Mitigation" , Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Oct. 2017.

Click here for an overview of all our publications.