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FDA127, 2003HT

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School National Graduate School in Computer Science (CUGS)
Division ADIT
Owner Nahid Shahmehri

If you would like to register for the course, please send an e-mail to Anne Moe, annes@ida.liu.se

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Course plan


24 hours (Schedule see http://www.ida.liu.se/cugs/CourseSchedule).

Recommended for

Graduate students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science

The course was last given

Fall 2002


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 service.

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 networking issue.

The participants will be provided with the opportunity to develop skills necessary to conduct academic research in the field of computer networks.


Basic course in computer networks, such as TDTS41 Computer Networks.


Wireless networks (implying mobility)
- ad hoc networking techniques
- MAC protocols: CSMA, MACAW
- cellular/radio: GSM/GPRS, UMTS/WCDMA, WAP, mobile IP
- home networks: infrared, Bluetooth

Location management and context awareness

Traffic and load analysis; network performance and simulation

Routing protocols: BGP, IGP, RIP, etc.

Mobile IP and IPv6x

Multimedia networking, QoSx

Peer-to-peer networking

Reserve (backup) topics: - Network management: SNMP, MIB, etc.

Security: firewalls, IPsecx, access methods, evaluation methods

Network architectures: internet exchange points, DMZ nets (de-militarized zone networks and relation to political routing)


The course is given in an intensive format ("crash course") at a conference facility.

The course consists of lectures, seminar presentations, reading assignments and laborations.


Stallings, William (2002), High-speed networks and internets: Performance and Quality of Service. Second Edition. Prentice Hall.
Research papers about Wireless Media


Juha Takkinen


Nahid Shahmehri


The course is a "crash course," with obligatory attendance at both meetings at a conference site.
In addition to attendance, the course participants will do an project assignment and write a short paper.


3 credits


The course is an intensive course consisting of 2-3 day sessions (usually 2-3 sessions) at the study centre/university. The course has no admission fee, but course participants (or the groups they belong to) pay for travel and any food and accomodation. (For students registered with CUGS, the research school will pay for food and accomodation.) More information about this is available at <http://www.ida.liu.se/cugs/>

Course web page

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Last updated: 2012-05-03