| Carl Friedrich Gauß Faculty | Department of Computer Science

Seminar Distributed Systems: "Trusted Execution"

Module #INF-VS-041
ProgrammesDiplom Elektrotechnik, Diplom Informatik, Diplom Informations-Systemtechnik, Diplom Wirtschaftsinformatik, Lehramt Informatik, Master Computational Sciences in Engineering, Master Elektrotechnik, Master Informatik, Master Informations-Systemtechnik, Master Mobilität und Verkehr, Master Wirtschaftsinformatik, Bachelor Informatik, Bachelor Informations-Systemtechnik
IBR GroupDS (Prof. Kapitza)
PhotoProf. Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza

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PhotoDr. Stefan Brenner
Ehemaliger Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Time & Place

29.04.2015: Tuesday, 9:45 (IZ Room 105) KickOff, topic selection

Weekly meeting every Tuesday at 11:30 till 1pm starting 02.06.2015 (IZ Room 105).

Certificates Submission of report and successful presentation. The grade is determined by the active participation in the seminar as well as the quality of report and presentation.


The NSA spying scandal boomed people's eagerness to enhance the security and privacy of their data, especially in clouds. In this seminar, we are going to investigate some of the latest technology provided by both academia and industry, for implementing Trusted Execution. Our seminar will cover the most crucial and critical topics:

  • Trusted Execution and Isolation
  • Minimized TCB
  • Trusted Mobile Platforms
  • Late Loading Mechanisms
  • Hardware extensions such as ARM TrustZone and Intel SGX

Seminar Topics

ARM TrustZoneDr. Stefan Brenner
Intel SGXDr. Stefan Brenner
Trusted Language RuntimeDr. Stefan Brenner
HavenDr. Stefan Brenner
HypervisionDr. Stefan Brenner
SeCReTDr. Stefan Brenner
ARMLockDr. Stefan Brenner
MiniBoxDr. Stefan Brenner
GeoFencingDr. Stefan Brenner
OASISDr. Stefan Brenner
PastureDr. Stefan Brenner
cTPMDr. Stefan Brenner
VC3Dr. Stefan Brenner


This seminar will be given in english. Each participant will take one of the specified topics. Participants are responsible for a peer review, including:

  • Attend peer's presentation dry run and give feedback.
  • Review peer's report before submission.


Please submit the elaboration as well as your presentation slides. The requirements for presentation and elaboration are listed as follows:

  • Please give presentation and finish elaboration in English.
  • The presentation takes about 30 minutes.
  • The extent of elaboration should include 8-10 pages.

Each paticipant is supposed to do further research based on the paper. The supervisors are always glad to help in this case.

The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this seminar, reports must be done in your own words. Plagiarism is an offense against the examination regulations.

The LaTeX template for seminar report can be found here, you can also have a look at the PDF-Format.

Additional considerations for the design of the report can be found on the website of IBR.

Presentation templates are available on our Website.

Each seminar participant will receive an account for the access to the computer of the institute.

The material is only available to registered attendees. In order to register, you need either an IBR POSIX account or a self-activated IBR-y-account. Afterwards you can login to this site.
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1. Organisatorisches und Einfuehrung
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30.04.2015, 09:45Kick-Off, topic selection (IZ Raum 105)
02.06.2015, 11:30ARM TrustZone (IZ Raum 105)
09.06.2015, 11:30Intel SGX (IZ Raum 105)
16.06.2015, 11:30Trusted Language Runtime (IZ Raum 105)
23.06.2015, 11:30Haven (IZ Raum 105)
30.06.2015, 11:30Hypervision, final remarks (IZ Raum 105)

On World-Wide-Web, there are different ways to enhance your seminar presentations:

For the literature review there links might be helpful:

Here are some Tips+Tricks of (La)TeX

last changed 2015-06-12, 14:23 by Dr. Stefan Brenner