37925 - Virtual System Design

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Docente: Renzo Davoli
  • Credits: 6
  • SSD: INF/01
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Computer Science (cod. 8009)

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to teach the structure and implementation of virtual systems like virtual machines and view based operating systems, virtual networks, virtual file systems. This course is mainly based on laboratory projects.

Course contents

  • Virtuality: introduction
  • Virtual Networks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Devices
  • Virtual File Systems
  • Virtual Networking stacks. Internet of Threads (IoTh)
  • User level Operating systems: VUOS.
  • VUOS modules


Papers and documents will be provided during the course in electronic format

Teaching methods

  • Project brainstorming
  • Laboratory experiments and projects
In relation to the kind of activities and didactical methods adopted,
the attendance to this class will require the preliminary participation
of all the students to the Modules 1 and 2 of the Safety rules on study
places, which can be followed remotely in e-learning via the following
link: [https://elearning-sicurezza.unibo.it/ ]

Assessment methods

Oral exam on the project

Teaching tools

Video projector, blackboard, Internet, hacking skills.
This course is proprietary software free, i.e. we'll use libre (FLOSS) software only. Students can deepen their understanding at any level and they are free to use the knowledge acquired in this course.

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Renzo Davoli


Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure Partnerships for the goals

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.