Addresses some of the fundamental challenges in the design, implementation and deployment of large-scale distributed systems. Concepts covered include concurrency, synchronization, connection establishment, event handling, inter process communication, storage management, and service registration, discovery, and lookup. Also covers issues related to distributed objects such as life cycle management, mobility, security, naming, location, evolution, and autonomy. Analyses and implements possible solutions using objects, processes, services, components and frameworks. Offered irregularly.