Internet protocols

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for protocol design and analysis, and investigates dynamics of Internet protocols from application developer’s perspective.
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Schedule:

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Espoo

Topic:

Information and communications technology

Form of learning:

On-campus

Provider:

Aalto University, FITech

Level:

Advanced

Credits:

5 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

Free of charge

Target group and prerequisites

Basic programming skills (e.g. Python), basics in Linux and networking.

Course description

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for protocol design and analysis, and investigates dynamics of Internet protocols from application developer’s perspective.

Course contents

The course consists of case studies, such as evolution of HTTP, comparison between MQTT and CoAP, TCP extension for multipath operations, and comparison between V2X technologies. The case studies will combine theoretical analysis with empirical evidence acquired by experimentation.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to

  • understand how the existing network protocols work.
  • know how to compare network protocols and to select suitable ones to use.
  • modify existing protocols or design new ones that fulfill certain system requirements.
  • apply the rules and styles of academic writing in producing reports, and work in a group to solve technical problems.

Course material

Lecture material (online)

Teaching schedule

  • Lectures on Thursdays at 12–14
  • Exercises on Tuesdays at 12–14 or Fridays at 14–16

Completion methods

Group assignments.

Application deadline: 5.1.2022.

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