Distributed Systems


Reading Group

These are regular meetings where the group discusses certain important or otherwise interesting papers or books.

Date Material
Apr. 2020 Efficient Publish/Subscribe Through a Self-Organizing Broker Overlay and its Application to SIENA
Feb. 2020 Model Checking
Oct. 2019 Sophie's World
May. 2019 Constraint satisfaction problems: Algorithms and applications
Apr. 2019 Automated Planning: Theory & Practice (ch.2)
Mar. 2019 Learning to Diagnose with LSTM Recurrent Neural Networks
Feb. 2019 Deep Learning
Nov. 2017 The New Frontier of Smart Grids
Oct. 2017 A computer scientist's introductory guide to business process management
Sep. 2017 The Web Was Done by Amateurs (PP)
May. 2017 Academic Research in the 21st Century: Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition
Jan. 2017 1. The Garden of Forking Paths
2. Interview with Alan Kay
Dec. 2016 A Design Science Research Methodology for Information Systems Research
Oct. 2016 Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030
Sep. 2016 How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
Jun. 2016 Data science and its relationship to big data and data-driven decision making
Apr. 2016 A few useful things to know about machine learning
Mar. 2016 1. The Dutch Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice
2. RUG's Regulations for the Protection of Academic Integrity
Feb. 2016 Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning
Dec. 2015 Ignorance, how it drives science
May 2015 Research priorities for robust and bene cial AI
Mar. 2015 An Efficiency Comparison of Document Preparation Systems Used in Academic Research and Development
Dec. 2014 Brewer's conjecture and the feasibility of consistent, available, partition-tolerant web services
Mar. 2014 1. NSA’s ANT Division Catalog of Exploits for Nearly Every Major Software/Hardware/Firmware
2. Why NSA spying affects you, no matter who you are
Jan. 2014 Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy
Oct. 2013 1. The Dutch Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice
2. RUG's Regulations for the Protection of Academic Integrity
Mar. 2013 1. Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing
2. Sustainable Energy – without the hot air (synopsis)
Feb. 2013 How NOT to review a paper - The tools and techniques of the adversarial reviewer
Sep. 2012 Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age
Mar. 2012 Local Computation of PageRank: the Ranking Side

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(credits for the templates go to the Intelligent System Group)

  • Poster Template
    • poster.tex: example of a poster. Here you put the text for your poster; the file is self-explanatory.
  • PhD Thesis Template
    • thesis.tex: defines the general format of the manuscript, the division in chapters and their layout. It uses the command "include" to incorporate in each of the chapters. Most convenient for saving compilation time, you can choose to compile only one chapter (the one which you are editing) by modifying the argument of the "includeonly" command. For further explanations, please refer to the comments to be found within the file.
    • thesis_acknowledgements.tex : self-explanatory, you have to provide the text with acknowledgements.
    • chapter_3.tex: example of a chapter. Here, you have to put accordingly the text of a chapter. Of course, one can create as many chapters as needed (chapter_4.tex, etc.), but taking care to add a corresponding include{chapter_4}" command in the "thesis.tex" file. For examples on how to use figures, tables, citations and indexes please have a look inside the file.
    • thesis_bibliography.bib: bibliographical files containing the needed citations (see the provided examples on how an entry should look like). Here, you have to provide your own bibliographical references (if you already have a Bib file, just copy it in the current directory and rename it as "thesis_bibliography.bib")

The other files are provided only to customize certain layout options (captions, bibliographical entries, etc.). In principle, if your LaTeX packages installation is complete, they should not need any editing.


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