Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2016 - 01.04.2016

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III - IV 2018-2019 (Spring), III - IV 2019-2020 (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Learning outcomes: 
- Students will be able to describe the criteria of protocol design, and analyze the design considerations of network protocols.
- Students will be able to measure the performance of network protocols, and analyze the impacts of different design strategies.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for protocol design and analysis, and investigates dynamics of Internet protocols from application developer’s perspective. The course consists of case studies, such as evolution of HTTP, comparison between MQTT and CoAP, TCP extension for multipath operations, and comparison between 802.15.4 and Zigbee. The case studies will combine theoretical analysis with empirical evidence acquired by experimentation.  

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Group assignments, lecture diaries

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 20 h, individual study 30 h, lecture diaries 5 h, group assignments 80 h

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English