High-Performance Netowrks (former Communications)
CUGS CS Review / CUGS CS Core / CUGS CS Advanced
Once a year
Suggested # of Credits
4.5 HE Credits (Higher Education Credits)
Graduate students in electrical engineering, computer engineering,
or computer science
The course focuses on techniques and issues associated with
contemporary networks, that is, advanced network architectures, mobile
and wireless networks, and multimedia information and networking.
Important keywords: traffic analysis, simulation, routing, quality of
The course goal is to provide the course participants with
sufficient knowledge of theory and tools in order to do a project
involving the analysis, simulation and reporting of a research-relevant
The participants will be provided with the opportunity to develop
skills necessary to conduct academic research in the field of computer
Basic course in computer networks, such as TDTS41 Computer Networks.
Contents (subject to change):
Traffic and load analysis; network performance and simulation
Wireless networks (implying mobility)
ad hoc networking techniques
MAC protocols: CSMA, MACAW
cellular/radio: GSM/GPRS, UMTS/WCDMA, WAP
home networks: infrared, Bluetooth
Location management and context awareness
Routing protocols: BGP, IGP, RIP, etc.
Mobile IP and IPv6
Multimedia networking, QoS
Network management: SNMP, MIB, etc.
Security: firewalls, IPsec, access methods, evaluation methods
Network architectures: internet exchange points, DMZ nets
(de-militarized zone networks and relation to political routing)
The Division for Database and Information Techniques (ADIT), at the
Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), Linköpings
The course consists of lectures, a two-person networking project,
seminar presentations of projects, reading assignments, and laborations.
See course schedule.
The place for the course is Stiftsgården Vårdnäs
The course is a "crash course," with obligatory attendance at two
different occasions in September and October.
In addition to the obligatory attendance, the course participants
will do an project assignment and write a short paper, with deadline in
See also course schedule.
- Hassan, M. & Jain, R. (2004), High Performance TCP/IP
Networking: Concepts, Issues, and Solutions. Prentice Hall. ISBN
- in addition: research papers
Note: The textbook above is new (2004-04-28/JT).
Juha Takkinen, ADIT/IDA/LiU
Guest lecturers: Mats Björkman, MDH, and Frida Eng, ISY/LiU.