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Web-based Information Infrastructures

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Web-based Information Infrastructures:

Once the students have completed this module they will be conversant with the structure, methods, use and application of distributed systems in business and administration. In this context the students will have acquired in-depth knowledge of implementation concepts of distributed systems and will know the processes to be applied in the area of distributed transactions, distributed time management and recovery and backup procedures.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

In this integrated course, instruction is given in basic topics of distributed IT information infrastructures. Emphasis is placed on the following: architecture and management of distributed systems; implementation concepts and processes in distributed systems (CORBA, DCOM, RIM, etc.), synchronization procedures; architectures on the Internet (peer to peer, web architectures, etc.); time concepts and global states; distributed transactions; name services and Internet standard technologies; coordination processes; distributed databases, backup and recovery; protocols (RTP, RTSP, etc.).

recommended or required reading

- G. Coulouris, J. Dollimore, T. Kindberg, G. Blair: Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design, Addison Wesley Longman, 5th Ed., 2011;
- Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Maarten van Stehen: Verteilte Systeme: Prinzipien und Paradigmen, Pearson Studium; 2. Auflage, 2007

assessment methods and criteria

Final examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. PD Klaus Schöffmann,Johannes Zessin_nbl, BSc, MSc

year of study

1. year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable