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    Lehrstuhl für Informatik III

    Teaching Overview

    The courses offered at the chair all revolve around the research focus of communication networks and distributed systems. As can be seen in the picture above, not only classical lectures but also research seminars and assisted practical activities are provided. Students are also able to work on their bachelor as well as master thesis in close cooperation with one of the chair's research assistants. All provided courses are shortly described below.

    Bachelor Courses
    Computer Networks and Transmission Theory  

    The lecture aims to teach the basics of computer networks. These include topics such as the architecture and structure of computer networks, basic principles of communication protocols and the Internet. Furthermore, the lecture covers fundamentals of coding and information theory.

    Hardware Laboratories   This practical course aims to impart knowledge about signal transmission and modern network technology (SDN, Openflow, ...) to students.

    Control Principles of Modern Communication Systems

     

    The goal of this lecture is to deepen the knowledge gained in " Computer Networks and Transmission Theory" by conveying the optimization of control mechanisms in terms of the ISO/OSI-Model. For example, on the application layer, it is shown, how increased intelligence of the application can increase the scalability of Peer-to-Peer networks. On top of that, current trends and future developments of the network infrastructure are analyzed, at the example of Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT). Lastly, an introduction to the analytical performance evaluation of distributed systems is given.

    Seminars in Communication Systems

     

    The chair offers several seminars that cover different aspects of the research and teaching focus. The titles of the seminars held regularly are

    • Current Development of Future Internet Structures (NGN)
    • New Trends and Current Developments in Cloud- and Internet Applications (Cloud)
    • New Services and Applications in the Future Internet (NIA)
     

    Bachelor Thesis

     

    All students are able to work on their Bachelor Thesis in close cooperation with Prof. Dr. Tobias Hoßfeld as head of the chair as well as an assigned research assistant that supports the student during the research and writing process of the thesis.
    It is possible to work on research topics provided by the chair, while proposal or development of personalized topics together with the assigned assistant is also possible.

    Master Courses

    Performance Evaluation of Distributed Systems

     

    This advanced lecture aims to provide knowledge about the methodology for performance evaluation of technical systems as well as an introduction to queuing theory. The obtained knowledge is then utilized to conduct performance evaluations of computer systems, computer networks and production systems.

    Discrete Event Simulation

     

    The goal of this lecture is to provide basic knowledge about different simulation processes, such as event-oriented simulation or monte-carlo simulation. The student will develop a simple simulation framework, which contains the generation of random numbers as well as the collection of statistics. For this, knowledge about the design and interpretation of the simulation experiment is conveyed.

    Future Internet Applications

     

    This lecture is documented as Chosen Topics of Computer Communications. This lecture aims to teach basic understanding of digital media encoding, video and audio streaming via the internet as well as transmission and signaling protocols and their respective applications.

    Professional Project Management

     

    The course teaches the basics of modern project management to enable students to work in large project groups as well as to organization procedures of small projects. The course contents among others are risk assessment, quality assurance, stakeholder analysis and a case-study, supplemented by work shops as well as guest and student lectures.

    Seminars in Communication Systems

     

    The seminars listed in the bachelor courses section apply to both bachelor and master students.

    Advanced Laboratories

     

    All master students are able to work on their practical works at the chair. The work is performed in close cooperation with one of the research assistants. Topics can either be obtained from the chair or be proposed by the student.

    Master Thesis

     

    All students are able to work on their Master Thesis in close cooperation with Prof. Dr. Tobias Hoßfeld as head of the chair as well as an assigned research assistant that supports the student during the research and writing process of the thesis. It is possible to either work on research topics provided by the chair, or propose and develop a personalized topic together with the assigned assistant.