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 WiSe 2018/2019

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

<-- SoSe 18 SoSe 19 -->
Date Topic Speaker
16.10. Introduction Prof. Andreas Polze
23.10. kick-off Master Thesis: A Simulation-Based, Network-Focused Fault Injection Framework for Distributed Systems Arne Boockmeyer
30.10. Rail2X - Smart Services / OpenRSU
Meeting with DB Systel and Witt Industrie-Elektronik.
DB Systel, Firma Witt, OSM
06.11. Meeting of the special interest group on mainframes "Weimarer Kreis".
No research seminar at 11:00; meeting possible at 13:30 upon request.
13.11. Attendance at the HPI Symposium "Operating the Cloud".
11.12. Excursion to Minden
No seminar.
22.01. Antrittsvortrag Masterarbeit Sebastian Kliem
29.01. Vortrag Fortschritt Masterarbeit Jonas Chromik
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.