184.194 Seminar in Distributed Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • Apply methods from the area of systematic literature reviews
  • Conceptualize and write a survey paper for a research topic in the field of distributed systems
  • Conceptualize and give a talk about a survey in the field of distributed systems

Subject of course

The goal of this seminar is to discuss and learn foundational techniques required in scientific work in the area of distributed systems with a focus on Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Fog and Edge Computing, Advanced Networking Technologies, Blockchains, Cyber-physical Systems, Machine Learning, and Big Data; in particular, literature search, presentation of scientific results, presentation techniques. Therefore, active participation is highly encouraged.

Students have to give their preference for the topics. After the students receive their final topics, they will have one discussion with the assigned supervisor. In the process, through the writing of a scientific paper, and the presentation of the outcome, they will acquire fundamental competencies in academic research.

The single topics for seminar papers can be found at the TUWel site of this course. The TUWel page will be available on: 09.10.2023.

Teaching methods

Introduction into methods from the field of systematic literature reviews, conceptualization and realization of a survey paper, conceptualization and presentation of a talk.

Mode of examination


Additional information

See https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?idnumber=184194-2023W

Written seminar paper and presentation of results.

ECTS Breakdown - 3 ECTS (75 h):

  • 1 h first meeting and topic discussion
  • 20 h literature survey 
  • 4 h preparation for meeting with the supervisor to get feedback
  • 20 h literature survey after feedback
  • 20 h writing the seminar paper 
  • 3 h preparation of the final presentation
  • 7 h end presentation attending and presenting / discussion in the group

Presentation dates: 16.01.2024 and 17.01.2024

NOTE: This course has relatively rigid constraints in terms of the number of participants due to the limited capacity of lecturers to propose topics. However, within the first four weeks, there is usually the possibility of some spots being free. We recommend that all the students on the waiting list interested in participating in the seminar wait for open positions.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon00:00 - 00:0009.10.2023 Course start
Tue09:00 - 12:0016.01.2024EI 1 Petritsch HS SE-Presentation
Tue13:00 - 16:0016.01.2024EI 1 Petritsch HS SE-Presentation
Wed09:00 - 12:0017.01.2024FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) SE-Presentation
Wed13:00 - 16:0017.01.2024Hörsaal 15 SE-Presentation

Examination modalities

Written seminar paper and presentation of results.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
08.09.2023 09:00 08.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 937 Software Engineering & Internet Computing Mandatory elective