Module System Software, Media and Communication Computer Science (Bachelor) (ER 3)

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System Software


Prof. Dr. Thomas Fuchß

9 ECTS points / 8 Contact hours

3rd Semester

Theoretical Computer Science, Software Project, Computer Science 2, Computer Science 1


Participants should know the design and implementation principles of modern operating systems. They should learn how to think in parallel structures and solve problems with the parallel programming paradigm.

Individual exams
Course System Software



Prof. Dr. Thomas Fuchß



Written Exam 90 Min. (graded)

Course System Software Laboratory



Prof. Dr. Carsten Sinz



Exercise 1 Semester (not graded)

The course is organized in three exercises, covering compiler construction and interprocess communication. Starting with a scanner, the students consolidate their skills in handling large dynamic data structures, pointers, and doing low level IO. The second exercise focuses on the development of a recursive descendent parser and a short introduction to semantic analysis and code generation. The third exercise is an introduction to the field of interprocess communication. Within the exercise, elementary techniques and concepts are trained:

  • generating processes / threads
  • terminating processes / threads
  • synchronizing processes / threads

Slides and textbooks:

  • Eduard Glatz. Betriebssysteme: Grundlagen, Konzepte, Systemprogrammierung - dpunkt.verlag, 2010
  • A.V. Aho, M.S. Lam, R. Sethi und J.D. Ullman. Compiler - Prinzipien, Techniken und Werkzeuge - 2nd Edition - München: Pearson Studium, 2008.
  • D. Grune et. al. Modern compiler design - Wiley, 2000.
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Betriebssysteme, Entwurf und Realisierung Teil 1 - Hanser, 1990.

Attended teamwork and three lectures.