Operating Systems [OS]

L.079.05512, Winter 2017/2018


In this class, we discuss general aspects of operating systems as well as specific characteristics of real-time operating systems and operating systems for embedded systems.

Topics of interest include:

    • Parallelism
    • Scheduling
    • Synchronization
    • Inter-Process Communication
    • Memory Management
    • Security
    • Embedded OS
    • Real-Time OS

Learning Outcome

The learning objective is to understand the fundamental concepts of operating systems. Students understand these concepts and are able to apply this knowledge.

General Information / Methods

This bachelor course will be held in English and all the course material is available in English.

  • 4 ECTS (Lecture: 3 SWS, Exercises: 2 SWS)



  • Lecture
    Thursday, 16-19h (c.t.), O2

    no lecture on Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 7 and 14, Jan 11, Feb 2
    additional lecture on two of the exercise slots
  • Exercises
    Wednesday, 9-11h (c.t.), F1.520 (PC pool 1. floor)
    Wednesday, 11-13h (c.t.), F1.520 (PC pool 1. floor)

    first exercise on Oct 27, 2017


Written exams will be organized in the semester break following the lecture.




  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, ed. 3rd, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2009. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • William Stallings, Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, ed. 8th, Upper Saddle River, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2014. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Abraham Silberschatz, Peter B. Galvin and Greg Gagne, Operating Systems Concepts, ed. 9th, John Wiley & Sons, 2013. [BibTeX, Details...]