Mar 15, 2024

VS at IEEE PerCom 2024

The Distributed Systems Group visited the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications in Biarritz, France from March 11 - 15, 2024.

During the Workshop Tracks, Peter Zdankin and Malte Josten successfully organized and presented the 3rd International Workshop on Negative Results in Pervasive Computing (PerFail 2024). It included presentations of six peer-reviewed publications as well as a keynote by Prof. Dr. Janick Edinger from the University of Hamburg, and, thanks to the lively participation of other interested researchers, it also facilitated active discussions and a promising exchange.

perfail workshop

Additionally, Peter Zdankin presented the poster of his paper Towards Predicting the Perceived Brightness in a Smart Home Through Symbolic Regression during the Work-in-Progress session as part of the conference’s maintrack.


Nov 14, 2023

VS at EAI MobiQuitous 2023

The Distributed Systems Group successfully organized and hold the AutoQuitous ‘23 Workshop led by Peter Zdankin at EAI MobiQuitous 2023 in Melbourne, Australia.

We would like to thank everyone who shared their research results with us at the workshop.

autoquitous workshop


Welcome to the Distributed Systems Chair

Welcome to the Distributed Systems chair under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Torben Weis at the Campus Duisburg of the University Duisburg-Essen.

The chair belongs to the Department of Core Informatics of the Faculty of Computer Science.


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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Torben Weis

Secretary: Marianne Appelt

Visit and delivery address

Bismarckstr. 90
Building BC
3. and 4. floor
47057 Duisburg

Postal address

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Fakultät für Informatik
Fachgebiet Verteilte Systeme
47048 Duisburg