INF5090 - The Future Internet Protocols

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

In this course you'll learn about Multicast and CacheCast, as well as streaming through firewalls and NATS. In addition you'll work with Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), with Data Center Networks and Network Virtualization, and with Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) and Autonomous Networking.

Learning outcome

After you have successfully passed this course:

  • You know the history of the Internet and about initiatives to improve Internet protocols to meet future challenges.
  • You understand the strength and weaknesses of the classical Internet protocols; how patches to the Internet solve problems, introduce new problems, and how these are solved; which networking challenges are introduced by data centers.
  • You have in depth knowledge about hardware and software support for network virtualization and the most important protocols for MANETs, WSNs and DTNs.
  • You have in-depth knowledge about the fundamental protocol concepts to handle challenges caused by mobility in MANETs, energy limitations in WSNs, and network partitions in DTNs.
  • You have the ability to identify weaknesses in protocol design and apply concepts and ideas revolutionary solutions for Future Internet protocols to improve existing protocols resp. to design new and better protocols.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with INF9090 - Advanced topics in distributed systems

Teaching

Two to three hours lectures a week, emphasis is given on active involvement of the course participants in discussions and problem solving.

It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

Examination

Oral or written exam (depending on the number of course attendees). All mandatory assignments must be approved to be allowed to take the exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:  INF9090 - Advanced topics in distributed systems.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

English