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Before choosing course

The course focuses on distributed algorithms that enable key functions in emerging technologies, such as p2p services, networked control systems and network management for next-generation networks. 

The course is organized around two project assignments, each of which focusing on a specific topic. The project modules are independent of each other. Each topic will be introduced based on papers from the research literature. A project assignment has a programming part (Java), and students must deliver a report on the project results.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus EP2400 (Autumn 2008–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Example of topics, which can vary from year-to-year: ·         algorithms for data aggregation in networks and distributed systems·         algorithms for distributed search·         algorithms for distributed configurations·         algorithms for distributed trust and reputation schemes

Intended learning outcomes

The main goal is to expose studens to algorithms that are essential for new technologies, in form of projects with an experimental flavor.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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All literature will be made available through the course site.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The basis for grading will be the project reports for the two projects. Both projects will count in equal amounts towards the course grade

Other requirements for final grade

The student must complete and pass both projects.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EP2400

Offered by

EES/Network and Systems Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

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