Lecture: Distributed Information Systems

Course Number 15729-01
Lecturers Heiko Schuldt
Assistants Ilir Fetai
Filip-Martin Brinkmann
Alexander Stiemer
Marco Dieter Vogt
Time and Location Thu 10:15 - 12:00; Seminarraum 05.001, Spiegelgasse 5
Fri 10:15 - 12:00; Seminarraum 106, Kollegienhaus
Start 17-09-2015
Exercises Thu 12:15 - 14:00; Computer-Labor U1.001, 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. The course starts with distributed databases and in particular with protocols for distributed transactions and replication management.
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 starts with distributed databases and in particular with protocols for distributed transactions and replication management. Different middleware frameworks for implementing distributed information systems are addressed (e.g., Enterprise JavaBeans) and novel architectures such as P2P systems, Cloud infrastructures, and service-oriented architectures are explored. Finally, also workflow management and process-orientation in information systems which is essential for building advanced applications in distributed information systems are investigated. The course includes both lectures and mandatory practical exercises with some of the systems and infrastructures that are discussed.
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.
Oral exams will take place on January 21 & 22 2016. A date for the project presentations will be announced in October 2015.
Credit Points 6
Grades 1-6 0,5
Modules Modul Kerninformatik (MSF - Informatik)
Modul Kerninformatik (Master Informatik 10)
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