Class Times:

9:30 - 10:45 T,Th 


Call #:

10676 (ugrad) or 20270 (grad)


Patrick Troy


919 SEO


(312) 996-8521


troy AT uic dot edu  OR   troy AT cs DOT uic DOT edu

Office Hours:



Yan Luo

Web Page


Distributed Computing, Principles and Applications, M.L. Liu, Pearson Addison Wesley Publ., ISBN 0-201-79644-9


Homework Assignments

(Approx. 5)



Oct. 25, 2005



Dec. 11, 2005 (tba)


Catalog Description:

Design and implementation of distributed object programs using middleware software standards; interface definition languages and programming language mappings; static and dynamic object communication mechanisms.


1.     Sockets and Socket Programming

2.         RMI Programming

3.         Middleware                                            

Letter Grades:

100% - 90.0%             Grade A

89.9% - 80.0%            Grade B

79.9% - 70.0%            Grade C

69.9% - 60.0%            Grade D

59.9% - 0%                 Grade E


Assignments must be turned during class on the day they are due.  Late assignments will not be accepted.  If you have any questions regarding how any assignment or test is graded and you think that you deserve more points than you received, you must see the instructor about this within one week of the time the assignment is first returned to the class.  No claims, justifiable or not, will be considered after this dead line. 


Attendance at class is up to the discretion of each student; however, each student is responsible for all information (notes, hand-outs, announcements, etc.) covered during class.  You should ask fellow classmates for missed information, not the instructor or the TA.  Note that if you register late you are responsible for any material and assignments missed.


No incompletes will be given for poor performance in the course.  No "extra" work is allowed to make up for poor performance.  Any student caught cheating will receive an E in the course, and face possible dismissal from the University.  Students are advised that it is a violation to copy, or allow another to copy, all or part of an exam or program.


Final letter grades will be assigned based on the total number of point earned during the semester.  The letter grades will be assigned on a curve that will be no higher than those shown above in the "Grading" section.

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