ID2220 Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems 7.5 credits

Avancerade områden inom distribuerade system

A seminar course discussing resent trends in research in the area of Distributed Systems.

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 course consists of a series of seminars where the students will present and discuss research topics in distributed systems.

Intended learning outcomes *

The students shall after the course:

  • be able to describe research areas in the field.
  • be able to, through reading research articles, understand a problem description and its solution.
  • be able to discuss problem descriptions and proposed solutions.
  • have the skill to acquire relevant material to better understand a topic.
  • be able to summarize and present a research report.

Course Disposition

Langage of instuction: English

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Only avaialble to students of the TDISM program.

Recommended prerequisites

Good theoretical knowledge of distributed systems.


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Kurslitteraturen består av forskningsartiklar.

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

Examination *

  • SEM1 - Seminar, 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.

Examination is based on written exam, compulsory attendance, delivery and presentation of assignments.

Written exam 4,5 credits

Seminar 3,0 credits

Grading scale: A-F

Other requirements for final grade *

Pass on written exam, presence on all of the seminars and well written reports.

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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Seif Haridi

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 ID2220

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study *

Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Seif Haridi,

Supplementary information

The course may be canceled if the number of participants is too few.