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Kursusnavn (dansk):Mobile og distribuerede systemer MSc 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Mobile and Distributed Systems, MSc 
Semester:Efterår 2018 
Udbydes under:cand.it., softwareudvikling og -teknologi (sdt) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Kursussprog:Engelsk 
Kursushjemmeside:https://learnit.itu.dk 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:25 
Formelle forudsætninger:In order to participate at this course you must be able to use all major elements of the Java language for implementing and testing medium sized programs, including threads, inheritance, packages, I/O, streams and serialisation.
These competencies can be obtained by completing the mandatory programming module on the MSc. programme Software Development or the first year of the BSc. in Software Development.
This course is an elective for SDT students. It can be taken by students who want to join the specialization on Pervasive Computing and did not have an introductory course in their bachelor, so they lack the prerequisites.

Please note that this course is not open to bachelor-students. Instead bachelor students can take the SWU Bachelor course: Mobile og distribuerede systemer BSc. 
Læringsmål:After the course you are expected to be able to:
• describe and use fundamental architectures, principles and models used in designing and constructing mobile and distributed systems.
• describe and use advanced concepts in mobile and distributed systems for evaluation and designing of solutions to problems in the field, such as distributed transactions
• implement distributed, and mobile systems in practice with the help of the above techniques 
Fagligt indhold:Programs of today typically exhibit aspects of concurrency (or parallelism), distribution, or mobility or even all of them. In a concurrent system parts of the programs proceed simultaneously - for example in different threads or using event dispatching. In a distributed system parts of the system are spread over a number of programs communicating over a network to cooperatively provide a service. The network may be anything from the local network in a building to the entire Internet.

Rather than studying specific vendors' tools and frameworks, we will be concerned with the theories that inevitably are the underpinnings of all vendors' solutions. In this course we will study some of the fundamental techniques used when developing, from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. In particular, the techniques are demonstrated throughout the course in lab assignments.

However, note that this is an introductory course. This means that the course will not make you an expert in any of the above fields, but it will provide the foundation on which to continue with specialization courses or self-study.

The course covers a number of topics, including:
• Communication over the network leads to dropped and reordered packets which requires robust request/reply and multicast protocols.
• Since programs communicate over an open and potentially faulty network, they must employ security, and it is difficult for them to synchronize on time, leaders, and data consistency. Protocols for encryption, authentication, authorisation, time synchronization, logical time, consensus, and data distribution address such issues.
• In order to support changes and evolution of it-systems loosely coupled architectures such as Service Oriented Architecture are employed, as well as process-oriented architectures for combining services in process flows in an adaptable way.
• Mobile and Ubiquitous computing has become widespread with the integration of computers and mobile phones and tablets like Android and iOS. Moreover, sensors based on RFID tags, bluetooth and GPS are becoming widespread – opening for new possibilities for applications such as location awareness, and new challenges for the implementations. 
Læringsaktiviteter:12 forelæsninger og 12 øvelsesgange

12 lectures + 12 exercise sessions
Lectures, exercises, mandatory exercises and mini-projects. Exercises will emphasise theoretical work, mini-projects implementation work.
Mandatory Activities
3 mini-projects, 3 mandatory exercise sets; all submitted in groups. All 6 mandatory submissions must be approved in order to be eligible for the exam. Deadlines will be listed on the course page. If your submission is not approved, you may resubmit. See deadline on the course page.

This course is co-read with BSc in Software Development. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:3 mini-projects, 3 mandatory exercise sets; all submitted in groups. All 6 mandatory submissions must be approved in order to be eligible for the exam. Deadlines will be listed on the course page. If your submission is not approved, you may resubmit. See deadline on the course page.

NB: The student will receive the grade NA (not attended) at the ordinary exam, if the mandatory activities are not approved and the student will use an exam attempt. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:C: Skriftlige arbejder uden mundtlig eksamen., (7-scale, external exam)

The examination is a written 30-hour take-home exam.  

 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
Søren Debois Lektor, Linjeleder(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 50
Agata Przybyszewska Ekstern lektor(ITU) Underviser 50