UTI 528—UBI 530

Lectures:         UTI 528  Tuesday  18:00 - 20:30

                          UBI 530  Tuesday  09:30 - 11:45


Textbook :

J. F. Kurose and K. W. Ross, Computer Networking – A Top-down Approach, 7th Edition, Pierson Addison-Wesley, 2017.


Goals: The objectives of the course are to make students learn about basic principles of wireless and mobile networks; learn about multimedia system components and manage a computer network system by considering security, infrastructure and related protocol requirements.

Prerequisites: Computer Architecture Fundamentals, Operating Systems, Computer Networks 1


· Wireless and Mobile Networks

             Wireless links and network characteristics. 802.11 wireless LAN

             architecture and MAC protocol.

        Cellular internet access. An overview of cellular architecture. Principles of mobility management, addressing.

        Mobile IP. Managing mobility in cellular networks. Wireless and mobility: impact on higher layer protocols.


· Multimedia Networking

        Multimedia networking applications, example systems. Audio and video compression. Streaming stored video and RTSP.

        Removing jitter at the receiver for audio. Recovering from packet loss. CDN. Protocols for real time applications: RTP, RTCP.

        Multiple classes for media services. Scheduling mechanisms. Guaranteed QoS in the internet: Intserv, RVSP.


· Network Security

        Network security. Symmetric key cryptography and public key encryption. Cryptographic hash functions. Digital signatures.

        Securing e-mail. PGP. Securing TCP connections: SSL.

        Network layer security: IPsec and VPN. AH and ESP protocols. Securing wireless LANs. Firewalls and intrusion detection systems.


· Network management.

        The infrastructure for network management.

        The internet-standard management framework. Structure of management information: SMI. MIB. SNMP protocol operations. ASN.1.

Grading: (Subject to change!)

             Homeworks                                15 %

            Midterm                                     25 %

            Project                                        20 %

            Final Exam                                 40 %

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