research seminar 2020/21

about this seminar

The research seminar "Trends in Operating Systems" is targeted at students who are planning to do their Master's project or Master's thesis with the Operating Systems and Middleware group. We also invite Master's students who are generally interested in OS research.

Students can enroll in the seminar and earn 3 or 6 ECTS credits. To earn 3 credits, a prospective candidate has to study recent publications (~3-5) in a topic area (see the list at the bottom of this page). The candidate then has to deliver a presentation in our seminar and hand in a report. To earn 6 credits, we expect students to work on a hands-on project, which may involve implementation or evaluation work in addition to the presentation. Regular attendance is required in order to earn credits.

You report should consist of roughly 8-12 pages LNCS or 4-6 pages IEEE.


  • presentation: 30-45min
  • hand in slides and report
  • talk to the supervisor prior to the presentation
    • at least three weeks prior to the presentation: define directions and papers to read
    • at least one week prior to the presentation: discuss quality of slides
  • be prepared for a Q&A (discussions, backup slides, …)
  • attendance is expected


Please refer to the list of current topic on the landing page of this Web site. Feel very free to suggest cross-cutting and further topics.


Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:30, Zoom meeting

To receive invitations to the regular meetings, please contact

  • Marcus Konrad Master Thesis Defense
    Rangbasierte Algorithmen zur Verbesserung der Sucheffektivität im Kontext der Unternehmenssuche




  • Maximilian Diez, Project Introduction
    Decoding Protocols of Remote Controlled Electrical Outlets

  • Paul Geppert, Master Thesis Introduction
    Bridging the ITS-G5 and C-V2X Gap: Development and Simulation of a V2X converter

  • Hendrik Tjabben, Master Thesis Introduction
    A Distributed Architecture for a Safety-Critical ETCS On Boad Unit
    Presentation PDF


17.12.2020 12:00 (Thursday)
  • Dipl. Ing. Jörg Schilling
    On the History of Autoconf


no seminar


  • Pawel Böning, Philipp Gampe, Leonard Geier, Master Project Introduction
    Power Signatures - Anomaly Detection

  • Ramin Gharib, Master Thesis Introduction
    An Adaptive Workload Partitioner for Scalable Document Stream Processing

  • Joachim Kruth Master Thesis Introduction
    Properties of Energy Diffusion at Symplectic Integration of Chaotic Systems




meetings during the semester break


  • Maximilian Diez, Final Project Presentation
    Decoding Protocols of Remote Controlled Electrical Outlets
    Presentation PDF

  • Julia Scharsich, Master Thesis Introduction
    Hybrid Testbeds for Educational Purposes – Design of a Computer Science Lab for Master Students
    Presentation PDF

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