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


J. Petit, B. Stottelaar, M. Feiri and F. Kargl, "Remote Attacks on Automated Vehicles Sensors: Experiments on Camera and LiDAR" in Black Hat Europe, Nov. 2015.
V. Nikolov, F. J. Hauck and L. Schubert, "Ein hierarchisches Scheduling-Modell für unbekannte Anwendungen mit schwankenden Ressourcenanforderungen" in Echtzeit und Betriebssysteme, Boppard, 11.-12.11.2015, Nov. 2015.
J. Petit, D. Broekhuis, M. Feiri and F. Kargl, "Connected Vehicles: Surveillance Threat and Mitigation" in Black Hat Europe, Nov. 2015.
V. Nikolov, F. J. Hauck and S. Wesner, "Assembling a framework for unkown real-time applications with RTSJ" in Proc. of the 13th Int. Workshop on Java Techn. for Real-time and Embedded Sys., Paris, Oct. 7-8, 2015, Oct. 2015.
S. Kleber, F. Unterstein, M. Matousek, F. Kargl, F. Slomka and M. Hiller, "Design of the Secure Execution PUF-based Processor (SEPP)" in Workshop on Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices, TRUDEVICE 2015, Workshop on Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices, Saint Malo, Sep. 2015.

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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