263-3501-00L  Advanced Computer Networks

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersP. M. Stüdi
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


263-3501-00 VAdvanced Computer Networks2 hrs
Tue13-15CAB G 51 »
P. M. Stüdi
263-3501-00 UAdvanced Computer Networks2 hrs
Thu14-16CAB G 52 »
P. M. Stüdi

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course covers a set of advanced topics in computer networks. The focus is on principles, architectures, and protocols used in modern networked systems, such as the Internet itself, wireless and mobile networks, and large-scale peer-to-peer systems.
ObjectiveThe goals of the course is to build on basic networking course material in providing an understanding of the tradeoffs and existing technology in building large, complex networked systems, and provide concrete experience of the challenges through a series of lab exercises.
ContentThe focus of the course is on principles, architectures, and protocols used in modern networked systems. Topics include: wireless networks and mobility issues at the network and transport layer (Mobile IP and micromobility protocols, TCP in wireless environments). Mobile phone networks. Overlay networks, flat routing protocols (DHTs), and peer-to-peer architectures. The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in practice.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersP. M. Stüdi
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe course consists of lectures, exercises, and a written examination. The final assessment will be a combination of exercises and examination grades.
Written aidsKeine
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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