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Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe


CDS (IT-Master)


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite


4 course hours per week, 
2 lectures,
2 labs
Credit points: 5


This course addresses communication systems designed for the use in distributed real time systems, as they can be found in the area of industrial automation. One aim is to learn about basic concepts of services, protocols, layered architectures and protocol functions. The lab has a particularly high priority in this course. You will get hands-on experience to develop a communication protocol in a systematically way using a formal description technique (FDT).


You will find the course material before the lecture dates in time.
Please notice that the material will be partially extended during the lecture.

The lecture and lab documents can be found in the  ILIAS.

Additional course materials

Inres specification


  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum: Computer Networks, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003
  • Paul Kimmel: UML demystified, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2005
  • Barath Kumar: Industrial Communication Protocol Engineering using UML 2.0: Concepts and approach, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, May 2010