FID3011 Research Course in Distributed Systems 7.5 credits

Forskarkurs i distribuerade system

Efter att framgångsrikt ha avslutat kursen skall studenterna kunna:

  • analysera litteratur inom området av distribuerade system;

  • kritiskt analysera och värdera tillämpade metoder och resultat från vetenskapliga studier inom distribuerade system;

  • presentera och diskutera forskningsresultat inom vetenskapssamhället

  • utvadera teknologiska och samhälls-implikationer av av nya framsteg inom området;

  • identifiera nya strategiska direktioner inom distribuerade system som möjliggöras av nya framsteg inom området;

  • sammanställa i rapporter de signifikanta bidrag i litteraturen inom området.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

This course is a graduate reading course that will cover significant recent advances in the field of distributed computing. Every participant should find their own relevant research literature, read and analyze its contributions, give a presentation on the material and actively contribute to the group discussions, as well as write a short report on the paper.

Intended learning outcomes *

After successful completion of this course students will be able to:

·        present and discuss specialized literature within the field of distributed computing:

·        analyze and evaluate applied methods and results from   specialized literature within the field of distributed computing:

·        evaluate the wider technological and societal implications of recent advances within the field;

·        identify new strategic directions for distributed computing enabled by recent advances in the field;

·        summarize in writing the contributions from specialized literature within the field.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Successfully completed a course in advanced distributed systems, such as ID 2203

Recommended prerequisites

Avklarat kurs i advancerade distribuerade system, som ID2203.


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Students choose the papers to be presented during the course.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    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.


    Other requirements for final grade *

    The course will be assessed with a Pass/Fail grade, based on a successful presentation, the delivery of a scientifically sound report, and the identification of appropriate papers for the reading list. In addition to this, students must attend at least 75% of all seminars.

    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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    Jim Dowling

    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 FID3011

    Offered by

    EECS/Software and Computer Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Jim Dowling

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Software and Computer Systems