Distributed Software Engineering
Spring Semester, 2011
Location: Innovation Hall 136
Time: Wed 7:20-10pm
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Office: 4431, Engineering
Office Phone: +1-703-993-1677
Office Hours: Wed 2-4pm or by appointment
This course conveys key concepts for designing and building distributed software systems. The course is geared towards software engineers that work mostly at the application-level, but need to understand the features and limitations of existing middleware for distributed systems. Additionally, the course covers some research topics related to currently open problems. Specifically, some of the topic that will be covered are as follows: definition and scope of distribution, principles of communication and computation, software architectures of distributed systems, middleware systems, service discovery, quality of service, adaptive and self-* systems, mobility, security, and fault tolerance.
Textbook and Readings
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George Mason's policy concerning student conduct applies. Although students are encouraged to discuss the topics covered in class, all homework assignments, exams, and projects are to be completed individually, unless joint work is explicitly authorized by the instructor. If joint work is authorized, all contributing students must be listed on the submission. Any deviation from this is considered an Honor Code violation, and, as a minimum, will result in failure of the submission and, as a maximum, failure of the class.