Department of Information Technology

Distributed Information System 2009

Lecturer: Edith Ngai
Tutors: Fredrik Bjurefors and Ioana Rodhe

News

20091102: Welcome to the course!
20091108: Information of presentations is available. Please form groups and sign up in class.
20091115: Homework 1 is post on the web Homework 1(Questions). Questions are selected from the textbook [Kurose and Ross], 5th Edition. The submission deadline is 30 Nov 2009.
20091130: Homework 2 is post on the web Homework 2(Questions). Questions are selected from the textbook [Coulouris et al.], 4th Edition. The submission deadline is 15 Dec 2009.
20091204: A past exam paper is post on the web (Exam Paper 2007)(Exam Paper 2009)
20091210: If you have not collected your marked lab reports yet, you can get them from the book shelf on 3/F, Hus 1, Polacksbacken.
20091218: Homework 1 can be collected from the book shelf on 3/F, Hus 1, Polacksbacken.
20100115: Happy New Year 2010!
20100115: Please be reminded to attend the 1st Runestone Project Lecture on 19 Jan (Tue) 13-15 in Polacksbacken Pol_1211.

Introduction to distributed information system principles and practice

The course combines theory and practical applications on design and implementation of distributed information systems.

The theory part of the course consists of a series of lectures, assignments, presentations and a mid-term exam.
Laboratory exercises and project comprise the practical part.

Assessment and Examination

The theory section of the course is assessed through a written examination (80%), two written assignments (20%) and an in-class presentation.
For the two short written assignments, you can submit it to the course collection box.

The practical section is assessed based on the laboratory in period 2 and the Runestone project in period 3.

To pass the course, you need to satisfy the following criteria:
(1) Pass the theorectical part:

  • Obtain >60% in the theorectical part
  • You can get bonus points to your exam from your lab and presentation.
    • If you get over 70%, e.g. 85 marks, in the lab, the extra points will be normalized and transferred to your exam, e.g. bonus = (85-70)/30*10 = 5 points.
    • If you perform well in your presentation, you will get maximum 5 points to your examination.

(2) Pass the practical part:

  • Obtain > 60% in your lab.
  • Complete and pass the Runestone project in period 3

You get the following grades according to your final overall mark:

Activity Grading Scale
Examination U, 3, 4, 5
Laboratory U, G

Updated  2012-10-29 15:18:05 by Edith Ngai.