News: The Presentation Day is on Monday, July 2
in our seminar room (36-438)
Level: Bachelor (89-4111) / Master (89-4271)
Contact: M.Sc. Paul Nikolaus
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Important Dates

Kick-off Meeting: April 23, 5.15pm
Registration (FCFS): April 24, 4am - 11:59pm
Visualization Mock-up: May 7, 11:59pm
Visualization First Version: May 28, 11:59pm
Report & Presentation First Version: June 18, 11:59pm
Final Visualization, Report, Presentation: June 25, 11:59pm
Presentation Day: July 2

Presentation Day

Each seminar participant will give a talk that should not exceed 30 minutes. In these 30 minutes, the students should a) present their topic and b) give a short demonstration of their visualization.

The presentations will be held in our seminar room room 36-438 starting from 9am. The tentative schedule for the presentation day is as follows:

ID Time Student Title
09:00-10:20: Security
S2 09:00-09:30 Manish Distance-Bounding Protocols
S3 09:40-10:10 Lukas An Intrusion-Detection Model


Please register in order to participate in this year's seminar. The registration will open on April 24 at 4am and will close on the same day at 11:59pm. No registrations will be accepted after the deadline has passed. 6 topics will be available and the registration is on a first-come first-served basis. As soon as the 6 topics are assigned, the registration will be closed. However, if there are no topics available anymore, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on the waiting list. Please include your three favorite topics and your study program in your email.

Introduction Slides

You can register for the seminar here:

Seminar Registration (only from within the Uni network/VPN)


The DISCO group offers a seminar with focus on performance and security aspects of communication networks this summer. You will practice a literature research, give a scientific presentation and implement a visualization. All of them are equally important to your grade. The presentations have to be supported by an interactive visualization of an important aspect of your paper.

Here is the list of papers for this year's seminar. Note that this list is tentative and may be subject to changes:

ID Author(s) and Title Student Supervisor PDF
P1 Shannon: Communication in the Presence of Noise   Carolina PDF
P2 Crovella et al.: Self-Similarity in World Wide Web Traffic   Paul PDF
P3 Kleinrock: Packet Switching in Radio Channels: Part I - CSMA   Paul PDF
S1 Dijkstra: Guarded Commands, Non-Determinacy and Formal Derivation of Programs Junhan Carolina PDF
S2 Brands et al.: Distance-Bounding Protocols Manish Matthias PDF
S3 Denning: An Intrusion-Detection Model Lukas Matthias PDF



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