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 and F. Kargl, "Chronograph–A Distributed Platform for Event-Sourced Graph Computing" in Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Session of the 17th International Middleware Conference, Middleware '16, Trento, Italy, Dec. 2016.
D. Seybold, N. Wagner, B. Erb and J. Domascka, "Is Elasticity of Scalable Databases a Myth?" in 4th Workshop on Scalable Cloud Data Management, Washington D.C., December 7th 2016, Dec. 2016.
A. Al-Momani, R. W. van der Heijden, F. Kargl and C. Waldschmidt, "Exploiting Propagation Effects for Authentication and Misbehavior Detection in VANETs" in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), Columbus, Ohio, USA, December 8-10, IEEE, Dec. 2016.
T. Lukaseder, L. Bradatsch, B. Erb and F. Kargl, "Setting Up a High-Speed TCP Benchmarking Environment — Lessons Learned" in Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Dubai, UAE, 7.-10. November, Nov. 2016, pp. 160-163.
H. Kopp, C. Bösch and F. Kargl, "KopperCoin - A Distributed File Storage with Financial Incentives" in Information Security Practice and Experience: 12th International Conference, ISPEC 2016, Proceedings, ISPEC '16, Zhangjiajie, China, Bao, Feng and Chen, Liqun and Deng, Robert H. and Wang, Guojun, Eds. Springer, Nov. 2016, pp. 79-93.

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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