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FID3012 Advanced Topics in Networked Systems 7.5 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The syllabus for this research-oriented course is driven by published papers in the broad area of in networked systems. Written evaluations is submitted before each weekly meeting. Students must present at least two research papers and will be graded on the quality of their presentation. The course topics include, but are not limited to: reliable networked systems, software defined networks, network virtualization, datacenter networks, cloud computing, and big data. The top networked systems conferences (such as SIGCOMM, NSDI, SOSP, CoNEXT) will be the main source for the papers that will be discussed.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Present a research problem and research results in a concise way and the within the allotted time.
  • Defend the research approach, design decisions, and the evaluation methods in a discussion.
  • Moderate a discussion after a research presentation.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The course is open to PhD students.

Recommended prerequisites

Good knowledge of systems and networks


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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • EXA1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Examination is based on compulsory attendence, paper evaluations, and oral presentations.

Grading scale: P/F

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

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EECS/Software and Computer Systems

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Software and Computer Systems