Lecture: Distributed Information Systems

Course Number 15729-01
Lecturers Heiko Schuldt
Assistants Ralph Gasser
Alexander Stiemer
Marco Dieter Vogt
Time and Location Wed 10:15 - 12:00; Seminarraum 00.003, Spiegelgasse 1
Start 28-02-2018
Exercises Wed 12:15 - 13:00; Seminarraum 00.003, Spiegelgasse 1
Prerequisites You sucessfully completed the following Bachelor courses or have at your command the corresponding skills: Basics of Programming, Programming Project, Web Data Management, peferrably also Databases.
Objectives The goal of this course is to understand the basic problems of distributed information systems, to become familiar with the different architecture paradigms, and to practically experiment with some selected systems.
Contents Many applications are more and more facing large volumes of data which need to be managed, accessed, and processed in an efficient way. Examples can be found in eHealth, banking and insurance, eScience, digital libraries, etc. From the data management point of view, this has led to a radical shift from centralized, monolithic database systems towards distributed information systems. For these systems, it is of utmost importance i.) to have sophisticated mechanisms and protocols for coordinating and accessing distributed resources (e.g., distributed databases) and ii.) to be based on appropriate infrastructures which support distributed applications. The goal of this course is to understand the basic problems of distributed information systems, to become familiar with the different architecture paradigms, and to practically experiment with some selected systems. The course includes lectures, mandatory practical exercises with some of the systems and infrastructures that are discussed, and a small project.
Literature Will be announced in the course.
Assessment Lehrveranst.-begleitend

Please note: Oral examinations and project presentations. The oral examination will contribute 2/3, the project presentations 1/3 to the final grade. Admission to the oral examination requires at least 75% of the points from the exercises.
The oral examinations will take place in the week from June 17 - June 22, 2018 at Spiegelgasse 1, office 06.005.
Dates for the project presentations will be announced in February/March 2018.
Credit Points 4
Grades 1-6 0,5
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