Self-Organizing Middleware
(Project Seminar 2 SWS)

Instructor: Prof. Jens-Peter Redlich


Computer Science Department
Systems Architecture Group

IMPORTANT: This is a draft. The final document may differ significantly from the current version.

Abstract: The Systems Architecture Group is engaged in numerous projects: Berlin Roof Net, Anonymous Reputation Management for Social Network Services, and Early Warning Systems for Seismic Activities. Each of these projects requires intensive research to make progress. In this project seminar, we will identify specific problems for each project, review prior art literature, discuss our findings, and regularly report about progress made on each issue. In addition to acquiring knowledge about the technologies that are relevant for each project, seminar participants will get hands-on experience with research techniques, including literature study, project planning, and result presentation / publication.

  • Project Seminar, Praktische Informatik.
  • 2h each week, over one semester (2 SWS).
  • Target Audience: Students who are interested in writing their term paper or masters thesis at the Systems Architecture Group, as well as students who want to participate in one of the current projects (1) Berlin Roof Net, (2) Anonymous Reputation Management for Social Network Services, and (3) Early Warning Systems for Seismic Activities.

Credits and grading:

There are no grades for this project seminar.
In order to obtain credits (Seminarschein), participants are expected to:

  • Attend regularly (at least 90%).
  • Contribute to discussions and implementation/experiments.
  • Research an assigned subject; present major findings (45 min presentation; 30 min discussion).
  • Presentations may be given in English or German. All documents are in English (exceptions may be granted).


  • Successful completion of PI-1,2,3; involvement in one of the group's 3 projects.





 13.10. J.Redlich Kick-Off, BRN Project Summary / Status 
 26.10. M.Kurth JIST, Click Integration pdf
 02.11. K.Köhne Mobicom 2006 Conference Report pdf
 09.11. J.Müller Project Status Report pdf
 16.11. M.Jeschke Project Status Report 
 23.11 Ulf Hermann XORs in The Air: Practical Wireless Network Coding 
 30.11. O. Friedrich Bitrate-Selection (paper review) pdf
 07.12. R.Sombrutzki, H.Plötz Project Status Report 
 14.12. Kristian Beilke Support for 802.11e -based QoS in JiST/SWANS  pdf
 21.12. R.Sombrutzki,
 Kai Köhne
 Project Reports pdf
 11.01. Katharina Marzok 802.11 coverage / propagation models  (canceled)
 18.01. H.Plötz Project Report 
 25.01. Ulf Hermann Term Paper (Studienarbeit) Report 
 01.02. -- all -- Brainstorming: Cool IT News 
 08.02. H.Pirk Java VM for BRN-Nodes, OSGI 
 15.02.W. Müller,
C. Carstensen
 Anonymous Reputation Management for File Sharing pdf
Roof Net (home page)
Berlin Roof Net
Project Home Page
Reputation 4SNS
Project Home Page
Early Warning
Project Home Page

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