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ID2010 Programming of Interactive Systems 7.5 credits

Level: Advanced

The course focuses on interactive systems, networking Java applications with multiple components and asyncronous interactions.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ID2010 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Distributed systems characteristic differences from local systems: delay, memory access, partial error and concurrency.
  • Computer communication and technician for spontaneous discovery and message passing.
  • The agent metaphor as a method to build distributed systems.
  • Java programming in network: programme with several threads, distributed programmes, RMI, mobile objects.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

  • recognise and identify characteristic properties of a distributed computer program
  • describe and use the basic computer networking technology with an emphasis on TCP/IP
  • give examples of loosely coupled ad-hoc systems, containing reactive and proactive components
  • evolve and develop a distributed computer program with multiple components and asynchronous interactions.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in Java programming the equivalent ID1018 of  or DD1337.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in Java programming.


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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

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: 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.

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

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Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Fredrik Kilander,, 08-790 40 82

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: