Research Trends in the Internet of Things (Winter 2019)

Learning Goals

Based on up-to-date examples, students learn and deepen their skills in independent and self-responsible working with scientific literature as well as with written and oral presentation of scientific and technical content.

Students reflect presented content and practise expressing their opinion in discussions among peers.

Depending on their topic, students get to know a concrete system, a generic concept, or one or multiple technical implementations. At the end of the semester they are able to put their topic in a wider context and are able to autonomously judge on the pros and cons.


At the beginning students are introduced to basic principles of scientific work including literature research, writing techniques, and presentation styles. This shall help and guide students from a methodological point of view. The actual work (paper writing and preparation of presentation) happens in tight and individual interaction with the respective advisor. The results of the research are then presented in front of the plenum and discussed in the group. Topic-wise, the seminar covers all aspects of IoT ranging from the operation of a data centre, to specialised operating systems, to big data analytics, and middleware.


A list of topics is available on this page.

General Information

  • Lecturer

  • Institute

    Information Resource Management

  • Pre-requisits


  • Elective lecture

    For students Master Communication Technology,

  • ECTS


  • Effort

    V/Ü/P/S 0/0/0/1

  • Language

    English or German

  • Type


  • Grading Method

    Graded based on self-initiative, quality of paper, quality of talk, presence, and activity in discussions

  • Lecture Start

    25th October 2019

  • Lecture Room

  • Number of Students

    max 8

  • Dates and times

    first information session on 25th October 2019, 13:00

    then, three more sessions throughout the semester.

  • Registration and material

    registration is possible through the course's moodle page. after registration all material is accessible.