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Guest Talk: "Heartbleed - Lehren aus dem Systemversagen" (in German)

We are pleased to announce a guest talk by Dr. Christof Leng (ICSI, Berkeley) and Vice President of the GI.[more]


ComSys team defends title at 8th InfoCup

ComSys proudly reports success in defending the title at the 8th InfoCup on Sunday, June 29th, 2014.We like to thank all the teams for participating and helping at this great tournament and also Inform for the financial support...[more]


Dirk Thissen named RWTH Lecturer

We had always suspected it, but now it's official - Dirk is a great teacher. On 2 July he will be named 'RWTH Lecturer'. This honorary title is awarded for excellence in research and teaching. This year Dirk is one out of only...[more]


DFG-Website "Terra Digitalis" is online

The DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft) has launched a new website ( regarding the impact and consequences of the digital evolution. One sub-project focusses on new technologies for video streaming...[more]


Best PhD Thesis and best Master Thesis awards

The Special Interest Group ‘Communication and Distributed Systems’ (KuVS) of the German Informatics Society (GI) and the German Information Technology Society (ITG) has for many years awarded annual prizes for the best theses in...[more]


Guest Talk: "Software-defined Multicast: Using OpenFlow to Push Overlay Streams into the Underlay"

We are pleased to announce a guest talk by Prof. Dr. David Hausheer, TU Darmstadt.[more]


COMSYS student awarded for BSc thesis in Communication and Distributed Systems

On February 5, 2014, Roman Matzutt was awarded with the third place of the MINT-Award Informatik 2013 for his BSc thesis with COMSYS. Congratulations![more]

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Dirk Thissen is now an "RWTH Lecturer"

In recognition of his "outstanding achievement in teaching and learning" Dirk has been awarded the honorary title of an "RWTH Lecturer". The award was presented to him (and eight others) by Professor Doris Klee, Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development, during a ceremony on 2 July. Congratulations from the whole Comsys gang.