Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

A.A. 2006/2007

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Academic year:
Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
1° Q Oct 2, 2006 Dec 1, 2006
2° Q Jan 8, 2007 Mar 9, 2007
3° Q Apr 2, 2007 Jun 8, 2007
Exam sessions
Session From To
1st session exams Dec 11, 2006 Dec 20, 2006
2nd session exams Mar 19, 2007 Mar 30, 2007
Summer session Jun 18, 2007 Jul 27, 2007
Autumn session Sep 3, 2007 Sep 28, 2007
Degree sessions
Session From To
Extraordinary session Dec 6, 2006 Dec 6, 2006
Winter session Mar 14, 2007 Mar 14, 2007
Summer session Jul 18, 2007 Jul 18, 2007
Autumn session Oct 2, 2007 Oct 2, 2007
Period From To
All Saints Nov 1, 2006 Nov 1, 2006
Immaculate Conception holiday Dec 8, 2006 Dec 8, 2006
Christmas holidays Dec 21, 2006 Jan 7, 2007
Easter holidays Apr 5, 2007 Apr 10, 2007
Liberation Day holiday Apr 25, 2007 Apr 25, 2007
Labour Day May 1, 2007 May 1, 2007
Patron Saint holiday May 21, 2007 May 21, 2007
Republic Day holiday Jun 2, 2007 Jun 2, 2007
Summer holidays Jul 31, 2007 Aug 31, 2007

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Academic staff


Bonacina Maria Paola +39 045 802 7046

Combi Carlo 045 802 7985

Cristani Matteo 045 802 7983

Ferro Ruggero 045 802 7909

Fummi Franco 045 802 7994

Giacobazzi Roberto +39 045 802 7995

Masini Andrea 045 802 7922

Mastroeni Isabella +39 045 802 7089

Merro Massimo 045 802 7992

Monti Francesca 045 802 7910

Morato Laura Maria 045 802 7904

Orlandi Giandomenico

giandomenico.orlandi at 045 802 7986

Posenato Roberto +39 045 802 7967

Pravadelli Graziano +39 045 802 7081

Segala Roberto 045 802 7997

Spoto Nicola Fausto +39 045 8027940

Villa Tiziano +39 045 802 7034

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.


1° Year


2° Year


3° Year


4° Year

Modules Credits TAF SSD
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Teaching code




Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)





2nd quadrimester dal Jan 8, 2007 al Mar 9, 2007.

Learning outcomes

The course covers advanced concepts related to operating systems, particularly focusing on distributed and real-time operating systems. Theoretical aspects will be further investigated with practical applications in laboratory.
The course consists of 32 hours of front lectures and 12 hours of practical applications.
Theaching material will be provided by the theacher during the course.


* Introduction:
- Not conventional operating systems
° distributed operating systems
° multi-processor operating systems
° real-time operating systems
° embedded operating systems
- Organization of not conventional operating systems
° microkernel
° exokernel
° cluster
- Examples

* Distributed operating systems:
- Problems
- HW and SW architectures
- Project metrics (transparence, flexibility, reliability, scalability)
- Communication on distributed systems
° protocols
° client-server paradigm

* Synchronization in distributed opearting systems:
- Clock synchronization
- Mutual exclusion and atomic transitions
- Deadlock

* Process Management in distributed operating systems:
- Process allocation
- Process migration
- Process scheduling

* Distributed file systems:
- Problems and implementation
- Naming and caching
- Case study: NFS

* Distributed shared memory:
- Conceptual model
- Implementation
- Consistency models

* Real-time operating systems:
- Problems and limitations
° determinism
° reactivity
° reliability
- Examples

* Scheduling in real-time operating systems:
- Clock, deadline, and timeout
- Priority scheduling
- Deadline scheduling
- Aperiodic and periodic scheduling

* Laboratory:
- Distributed programming for cluster
- Implementation of some functionalities in an open-source real-time operating system


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
A.Tanenbaum Disitributed Operating Systems Prentice Hall 1994 0132199084
Giorgio Buttazzo "HARD REAL-TIME COMPUTING SYSTEMS: Predictable Scheduling Algorithms and Applications", Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
W. Stallings Operating Systems - Internal and Design Principles (Edizione 3) Prentice Hall 1998 0138874077

Examination Methods

The final examination consists of a written (oral) test and a laboratory project.
The written test contains theoretical questions and exercises.
The test is passed with a grade of at least 18/30. The maximum grade is 30/30. The oral is optional.
The laboratory project (to be done in a group of 2/3 students) may consist of:
- implementing/modifying one or more functionalities of a real-time operating system
- implementing an application for a cluster
- analyzying, evaluating and presenting new trends on distributed or real-time operating systems
The maximum grande for the project is 4/30 to be added to the grade of the written test.

Teaching materials

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