FID3012 Advanced Topics in Networked Systems 7.5 credits

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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 *

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

The course consists of seminars in which the students will present and discuss research topics in networked systems, and covers four consecutive periods of an academic year, and starts in the Fall every year. The course meets one hour per week, and requires that students read research papers and write paper evaluations before each class (total of four hours of preparation).

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

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.

    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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    Dejan Manojlo Kostic

    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 FID3012

    Offered by

    EECS/Software and Computer Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

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    Dejan Kostic (

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Software and Computer Systems