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


R. W. van der Heijden, A. Al-Momani, F. Kargl and O. M. Abu-Sharkh, "Enhanced Position Verification for VANETs using Subjective Logic" in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Fall, 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Fall, Montreal, 18-21 September, IEEE, Sep. 2016.
M. Caselli, E. Zambon, J. Amann, R. Sommer and F. Kargl, "Specification Mining for Intrusion Detection in Networked Control Systems" in 25th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 16), 25th USENIX Security Symposium, Austin, Aug. 2016, pp. 791-806.
B. Erb, G. Habiger and F. J. Hauck, "On the Potential of Event Sourcing for Retroactive Actor-based Programming" in Proc. of the 1st Workshop on Progr. Models and Lang. for Distrib. Comp., Rome, Italy, 2016-07-17, Jul. 2016.
R. Kraft, B. Erb, D. Mödinger and F. Kargl, "Using Conflict-Free Replicated Data Types for Serverless Mobile Social Applications" in Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking , The 8th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-­scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking (HotPOST’16), Paderborn, Germany, 2016-07-05, ACM, Jul. 2016, pp. 49-54.
C. Bösch, B. Erb, F. Kargl, H. Kopp and S. Pfattheicher, "Tales from the Dark Side: Privacy Dark Strategies and Privacy Dark Patterns", Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, vol. 2016, no. 4, pp. 237-254, Jul. 2016. De Gruyter.

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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