AG Technische Informatik

Technische Informatik





Dr. Philipp Reinecke


Freie Universität Berlin

Institute of Computer Science

Computer Systems and Telematics



WS 14/15





Maximale Teilnehmerzahl





BSc bzw. Vordiplom, Telematik





BSc bzw. Vordiplom, Telematik


Students have to meet all deadlines listed in the following schedule. Otherwise s/he will lose the right to take part. Attendence of all presentations is mandatory.

01.12.2014: Submit a 1-page abstract (+ references) on your topic.

End of December 2014: Short presentation of your topic (10-15 minutes)

31.01.2015: Submit the first version of your slides

Beginning/mid February 2015: Full presentation of your topic (20-30 min + discussion)

28.02.2015 Submit the first version of your paper

31.03.2015 Submit the final version of your paper

The seminar will take place as block events. Rooms and dates will be announced.

Einführungsveranstaltung / Introduction

28.07.2014, 11-12, K40



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We offer the following topics for this course. You should work with a partner as all topics need considerable work. You can choose 3 topics currently not assigned to anyone (N.N.) and submit your short list through Sakai/kvv. Place the topic you are most interested in at position one etc. We will assign you to a topic - if possible - according to your preferences. In case of a collision and your list is exhausted the date/time of your registration determines the order (FCFS). We will tell you the topic or the failure of the assignment.

Topic 1: Data center/Server farm modelling.

Anshul Ghandi, Mor Harchol-Balter, several papers on Mor's home page at CMU.

Topic 2: Performance Evaluation of Real-Time Ethernet Systems

Introductory material: Steinbach, Till, Kenfack, Hermand Dieumo, Korf, Franz and Schmidt, Thomas C. (2011), "An Extension of the OMNeT++ INET Framework for Simulating Real-time Ethernet with High Accuracy", SIMUTools 2011 -- 4th International OMNeT++ Workshop.

Topic 3: Performance/dependability Evaluation of Content-Delivery Networks

Introductory material: Stamos, Konstantinos, Pallis, George, Vakali, Athena, Katsaros, Dimitrios, Sidiropoulos, Antonis and Manolopoulos, Yannis (2010), "CDNsim: A simulation tool for content distribution networks", ACM Trans. Model. Comput. Simul., 20, 2: 1--40.

Topic 4: Gossipping and the Cyclon Protocol

Introductory material: Cyclon: Inexpensive membership management for unstructured p2p overlays. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 13(2):197-217, June 2005.

Topic 5: Mean-field analysis of Gossipping Protocols

Introductory material: R. Bakhshi, D. Gavidia, W. Fokkink, and M. van Steen, A Modeling Framework for Gossip-based Information Spread. In Proc. of 8th Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST), pp. 245-254, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2011

Topic 6: The Basics of Discrete-Event Simulation

Introductory material: R. Jain, "The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis: Techniques for Experimental Design, Measurement, Simulation, and Modeling," Wiley-Interscience, New York, NY, April 1991

Topic 7: Big Data, or Mining Deep Web Repositories

Introductory material:

  • Arjun Dasgupta, Xin Jin, Bradley Jewell, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Unbiased estimation of size and other aggregates over hidden web databases. In Proc. SIGMOD 2010
  • Nan Zhang and Gautam Das, Exploration and Mining of Web Repositories. Tutorial at WSDM 2014

Topic 8: The Basics of Stochastic Petri Nets

Introductory material: Zimmermann, A. Modeling and Evaluation of Stochastic Petri Nets With TimeNET 4.1 . 6th Int. Conf. on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS 2012), October 9?12, 2012, Cargese, France, pp. 1-10

Topic 9: What is a Memristor?

Introductory material:

Topic 10: Metrics for Performance, Dependability, and Security

Topic 11: Dependability and Performance for the Cloud

Introductory material: Chapters 4 and 19 in Wolter, K., Avritzer, A., Vieira, M., and van Moorsel, A. (Eds.): Resilience Assessment and Evaluation of Computing Systems