ECLT 5820 Distributed and Mobile Systems

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Time:Wednesday 7 – 9:45pm 
Classroom: ERB 803
Course Email:


         Dr. Lyu, Rung-Tsong Michael
         Engineering Building 1031            
         TEL:   3943 8442

Office Hour:

         2-4pm Wednesday or by appointment


         Mr. HE, Shilin
         Engineering Building 101A


      There is no more face-to-face meeting for the class and no midterm examination. 
      We will redistribute the midterm weight (40%) to Homework and Project. 
      The followings are revised grade assessment scheme for ECLT5820: 
       1.Assessment will include Assignments (40%) and Project (60%) only.
       2.Project presentation will not be conducted in person.  Instead, each team should deliver a presentation package, 
            including (1) a ppt file, (2) a demo video (5-10 minutes long) to present the ppt file and demonstrate your project. 
       3.The deliverable for the Project, including the presentation package and the final report, has the following new submission deadline: 
            23:59:59pm December 13, 2019 (Friday).  Please follow the same procedure announced in the Project Specification 
            for submission to course mailbox (


 Homework (40%): 2 assignments, discussions allowed but no plagiarism.
 Group Presentation and Report(60%): 
        23:59:59pm December 13, 2019 (Friday)


The textbook is available online, please find it here.

Project specification
Project grouping deadline: Oct. 25, 2019
Proposal deadline: Nov. 6, 2019 (electronic version)
Presentation package and Final Report deadline: 23:59:59pm December 13, 2019 (Friday)

GroupSID1SID2Presentation Time Slot
1 1155134629 1155135478
2 1155134207 1155134543
3 1155132048 1155132163
4 1155132060 1155134555
5 1155129535 1155119507
6 1155119612 1155121473
7 1155134361 1155121656
8 1155130356 1155134196

Policy on Late Submission: 1). Late within 2 days - 30% deduction 2). Late after 2 days - not allowed.

  1. Assignment 1 Assignment 1 Answer Due: 23:59:59 Oct 9, 2019
  2. Assignment 2 Assignment 2 Answer Due: 23:59:59 Nov 6, 2019


4/9Topic 1: Characterization of Distributed Systems lyuDS0 lyuDS1 Ch.1, 2
11/9Topic 2: Communication and Remote Procedure Call lyuDS2exer2 exer2_ans Ch.3, 4, 5, 6
18/9Topic 3: Security lyuDS3 exer3 exer3_ansCh.11
25/9Topic 4: Naming, Trading and P2P Systems lyuDS4 exer4_1 exer4_2 exer4_1_ans exer4_2_ans Ch.10, 13
2/10Topic 5: Time, Coordination and Agreement lyuDS5 exer5 exer5_ans Ch.14, 15
9/10Topic 6: Concurrency Control lyuDS6 Lecture Video exer6 exer6_ans Ch.16a
16/10Topic 7: Transactions lyuDS7 exer7 exer7_ans Ch.16b, 17a
23/10Topic 8: Fault Tolerance and Replication lyuDS8 exer8 exer8_ans Ch.17b, 18
30/10No Class
6/11Topic 9: Mobile, Ubiquitous Computing and RFID lyuDS9 Ch.19
13/11Class Canceled
23/11Topic 10: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Ethereum lyuDS10 Lecture Video Notes
27/11Topic 11: Cloud Computing lyuDS11 Lecture Video exer11exer11_ans Ch.21
13/12Presentation package and Final Report dueProject Presentation


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