Seminar: Massively Distributed Systems
Block seminar on massively distributed systems, e.g. Peer-to-Peer systems & applications, and sensor networks.
- Contact Persons: Prof. Dr. Klaus Wehrle and assistants
- Assistants: Please contact Jó Ágila Bitsch Link for organizational issues
- 2 SWS
- ETCS Credits: 4
- Registration: closed
- Kick-off Meeting:
Oct. 22nd, 2008, 2pm (Informatikzentrum, E1, Room 4105, Chair for Computer Science IV)
- Submission Date for Slides and Papers:
approx. mid of December 2008
- Submission Date for Reviews:
approx. mid of January 2009
- Submission Date for Final Versions of Slides and Papers:
approx. end of January 2009
- Seminar Talks
first or second week of lecture-free time (approx. end of February 2009)
(Informatikzentrum, E1, Room 4105, Chair for Computer Science IV)
All topics are supervised by staff members of the DS team.
The topics and slides of the seminar will be made available here - after login follow the link to the Seminar MDS.
The seminar provides a broad overview on existing distributed system and current research topics in the areas of peer-to-peer and sensor networks. It is our paramount interest to see that you gain a thorough understanding of your seminar topic and that you are able to convey this understanding to the other participants. For you to benefit from the presented knowledge, we encourage active participation and interaction between students. You will both synchronize with each other while preparing your talk as some topics overlap and discuss the contents after the talks themselves.
Your contribution to the seminar is twofold: you present your topic concisely in a 30-minute talk to the other seminarists and you supply a paper providing more detail on the topic than the talk. Furthermore, you are expected to engage in discussions about each talk. Plagiarism of any form is unacceptable and will lead to your immediate suspension from the seminar. The recommendations at http://www-i4.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/ -> Teaching -> Seminar are a good starting point for designing and writing your slides and your paper. Please adhere to them to avoid disappointment when discussing your work with your supervisor.
The goal of the talk is to give the audience a good understanding of the whole topic and to dive into a few interesting details of the subject matter. The ratio of one to the other depends on the topic and needs to be determined with your supervisor. Each talk is scheduled to be 30 minutes, with 25 and 35 minutes being hard lower and upper bounds, respectively. Ten minutes of discussion follow each talk. Please use the DS template (after login follow the link to the Seminar MDS) for your slides.
While the talk focuses on the overview and details of interest, the paper allows you to discuss your topic in its full breadth and depth. It covers all aspects of the talk and provides additional insights to related work and specifics. For example, source code snippets or interface descriptions would not go into your talk but may well show up in your paper where applicable.
The papers are based on the official ACM conference style and are expected to be between ten and twelve pages in length (hard limits). ACM provides official templates for a number of formats but we encourage you to use LaTeX for writing your paper.