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


F. J. Hauck and J. Domaschka, "UDS: a unified approach to determinisitic multithreading" in 36th Int. Conf. on Distrib. Comp. Sys. (ICDCS), Nara, Japan, 2016-06-27, Jun. 2016.
C. Corbett, E. Schoch, F. Kargl and F. Preussner, "Automotive Ethernet: security opportunity or challenge?" in Sicherheit 2016. Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit. Konferenzband der 8. Jahrestagung des Fachbereichs Sicherheit der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), 8. Jahrestagung des Fachbereichs Sicherheit der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Bonn, 5.-7. April 2016,Michael Meier, Delphine Reinhardt, Steffen Wendzel, Eds. Bonn: Köllen Verlag, Apr. 2016, pp. 45-54.
A. Al-Momani, F. Kargl and C. Waldschmidt, "Physical Layer-Based Message Authentication in VANETs" in Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication 2016 (FG IVC 2016), 4th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication, Berlin, April 2016,Björn Scheuermann, Stefan Dietzel, Eds. Apr. 2016, pp. 14-17.
S. Puchinger, S. Müelich, D. Mödinger, J. S. R. Nielsen and M. Bossert, "Decoding Interleaved Gabidulin Codes using Alekhnovich's Algorithm" in Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory 2016, Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory, Albena, Bulgaria , June 18-24, 2016 , Apr. 2016.
B. Erb, Computing on Event-sourced Graphs, Mar. 2016.

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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