IN9070 – The Future Internet Protocols

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

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. You´ll also learn about Software Defined Networks.

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.
  • You are able to explain the idea, application domains, concepts, and structure of Software Defined Networks.

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

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

Overlapping courses


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

Mandatory presentation on selected topics in Software Defined Networks.

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


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

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: IN5070 – The future internet protocols, INF5090 – The Future Internet Protocols (continued), INF9090 – The Future Internet Protocols (continued)

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 23, 2022 10:17:30 PM

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