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Master Seminar: Operating Complex IT-Systems

Dates / Locations
Kickoff meeting
19.10. 16:00-17:00
MAR 4.063
Service talk: scientific writing 
and presenting
02.11. 16:00-18:00
MAR 0.011
Submit concept (by email)
by 6.12. 23:59
beginning of February
Submit slides and report (by mail)
by 31.3.2019 23:59


  • Registration for this seminar is required (capacity: 10)

    • Registration has to be done via email to Alexander Acker [1] and should include: full name, matriculation number, field of study, and if you want to register for the Bachelor or the Master seminar
    • Registration opens on 01.10.2018 9 am and closes 16.10.2018 9 am. Emails before or after will be ignored.
    • Each successful registration will be confirmed until 17.10.2018.


Nowadays internet services are being used everywhere: on your smartphone, your landline phone, your laptop and even an increasing number of home appliances. Today's service providers such as eBay, Amazon, Google and Microsoft therefore have to meet higher user requirements than ever. Questions like "Do all my services run as planned?", "How can my services be improved?", or "How can my services be made simpler to use for customers?" arise in this area.

In this seminar we will follow up on these questions in the area of operating complex IT-Systems by consulting selected research papers and recent textbooks including but not limited to current hot topics such as:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtualized Infrastructures
  • Management of Large Scale Computing Clusters
  • Big Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Internet of Things 
  • Quality of Service
  • Fault Tolerance
  • as well as related and emerging challenges regarding the design of Distributed Systems 

Although there is no guarantee for acceptance, students may propose own topics covering the mentioned or related areas. Please note that we will publish a list of available topics separately (see section Topics).

Target Audience

Master students MSc-Inf and MSc-TI, also Erasmus computer science students and business informatics (MSc) students.

Learning Objectives

  • Independently investigate, comprehend and reflect a scientific topic
  • Write a scientific report (6 pages, IEEE Transactions Style [2])
  • Present the topic orally (20 minutes presentation + 5-10 minutes discussion)

Literature and Further Material

Recommendations for literature and further material will be given individually at the beginning of the seminar (based on the elected topic).


This course is part of the module "Master Seminar: Operating Complex IT-Systems".


Alexander Acker
+49 30 314-25397
Room TEL 1204
e-mail query [3]


  • CIT-Module [4]
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