Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam Operating Systems and Middleware Group at HPI University of Potsdam, Germany
Operating Systems and Middleware Group at HPI

Operating Systems and Middleware Group

Seminar SoSe 2019

Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:30, Building C, 1st Floor

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 Operating Systems and Middleware 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.

List of Events

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Date Topic Speaker
09.04. no seminar, students are invited to join the 14th Annual Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing
23.04. Jonas Chromik Master's Thesis Defence: Artificial Neural Networks for QRS Detection in Noise-Contaminated Single-Channel Electrocardiograms
30.04. Daniel Richter Thesis Overview: Fault Tolerance in Service-Oriented Architectures
07.05. No seminar
14.05. Konrad Krentz A Denial-of-Sleep-Resilient Medium Access Control Layer for IEEE 802.15.4 Networks
Felix Eberhardt Thesis Overview: Resource Management from Core to Cloud
21.05. Sebastian Kliem Master's Thesis Defence: Simulation and Measurement of IoT Wireless Technology in a Hybrid Testbed exemplified by LoRaWAN Technology
Fabian Paul Master's Thesis Kick-Off: Adaptive QoS-aware Operator Placement for Distributed Processing of Sensor Streams
28.05. Max Plauth Thesis Overview: High-Level Abstractions for Accelerators
18.06. no seminar
25.06. Christian Werling Master's Thesis Defence: Security Analysis of the AMD Secure Processor
With Prof. Jean-Pierre Seifert, head of the Chair for Security in Telecommunications at the Technische Universität Berlin, as a cordially welcomed guest.
02.07. Bachelorprojekt internal rehearsal presentation Bachelorpodium

For requests regarding the schedule, feel free to contact lukas.pirl@hpi.de.


  • 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


The following is a list of possible topics grouped by broader research topics investigated at the OSM group. The list is mainly inspired by the current research directions at the chair.
However, feel free to suggest cross-cutting and further topics.